Cull-chickpea meal as a partial substitute for fishmeal in the diet of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional, Unidad Sinaloa, 81101, Guasave, Sinaloa, México


The inclusion of 30 and 60% of cull-chickpea meal was evaluated in formulated diets for Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, juveniles during 70 days in a closed system. The overall results indicate that the growth of tilapia fed with 30% cull-chickpea meal substitution was similar compared with the control diet (P > 0.05), thus, such an inclusion level is recommended as a dietary alternative strategy.