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Optimal calcium and phosphate diet

When with limited calcium access (low salinity and calcium-deficient diet) sea bream show growth arrest. A strong positive correlation was found between net calcium and phosphorus accumulation and between body weight and whole body calcium and phosphorus content. Phosphorus accumulation is strongly calcium dependent, as it decreases in parallel to calcium accumulation when the diet is calcium deficient, but phosphorus sufficient. These results highlight the importance of calcium for normal fish growth.

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Radboud University Nijmegen
Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
Netherlands
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