Haram Hassan Abbas Bakhiet*, Osman MS, Kbashi ER, Noor SA
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Science College of Animal Production Science and Technology, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum North, Sudan
*Corresponding author: Haram Hassan Abbas Bakhiet, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Science College of Animal Production Science and Technology, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum North, Sudan: Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Received Date: January 9, 2023
Publication Date: January 30, 2023
Citation: Bakhiet HHA, et al. (2023). Proximate Composition and Some Mineral Contents on Flesh of Tetradon Fahaka and Synodotis Schell Fish from River Nile. Mathews J Vet Sci. 7(1):17.
Copyright: Bakhiet HHA, et al, et al. © (2023)
Proximate composition (moisture, protein, fat, ash, fiber) and some minerals (iodine, zinc, and iron, copper) content in the flesh of two fish species, Tetradon fahaka and Synodotis schell were investigated. Statistical analysis using ANOVA showed significant differences in the values of the moisture and fat in the two fishes studied (P<0.05). In terms of percentages, moisture content was highest in Synodotis schell (72.1±0.3 %) and lowest in Tetradon fahaka (70.6±0.7 %). Fat content was found to be highest in Tetradon fahaka (2.1±0.8 %) and lowest in Synodotis schell (1.7±0.6 %), there were no significant differences in protein, ash and fiber content while minerals showed significant differences in the content of Iodine, Zinc and iron there was no significant differences in copper content. Iodine and iron were highest in Synodotis schell (0. 24 mg/kg) and (0.19mg/kg) respectively. While Zinc was highest in Tetradon fahaka (0. 3 ppm).
Keywords: Tetradon fahaka, Synodotis schell, Protein, Zinc