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Table 2 Carotenoid content (mg/kg) in the skin and tail fin of Blood parrot fed the golden apple snail egg powder for 20, 40, and 60 days

From: Effects of dietary supplementation of golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) egg on survival, pigmentation and antioxidant activity of Blood parrot

  Dietary treatments
Control EP5 % EP15 %
0 day    
 Skin 36.13 ± 10.65ab 36.13 ± 10.65a 36.13 ± 10.65a
 Tail fin 50.51 ± 8.33x 50.51 ± 8.33x 50.51 ± 8.33x
20 days    
 Skin 52.96 ± 13.46b 53.17 ± 16.09a 46.59 ± 14.17ab
 Tail fin 43.45 ± 14.63x 62.55 ± 11.75x 81.44 ± 17.70*y
40 days    
 Skin 43.90 ± 14.82ab 53.31 ± 9.51a 61.38 ± 7.52b
 Tail fin 35.24 ± 8.78x 77.96 ± 18.41*x 86.91 ± 30.63*y
60 days    
 Skin 30.10 ± 8.90a 48.94 ± 15.38a 60.86 ± 10.83*b
 Tail fin 21.02 ± 5.86x 71.80 ± 29.93*x 131.82 ± 23.22*z
  1. Values are presented as the mean ± SD
  2. P < 0.05 versus control group, Different superscripts a and b with each columndemarcate significant (P < 0.05) differences in the skin tissue; different superscripts x, yandzdemarcate significant (P < 0.05) differences in the tail fin tissue