Feed Ingredients and Additives Testing Unit (FITU)

Coordinator: Carmen M. Hernández Cruz.The Feed and ingredients-additives Testing Unit (FITU) includes:

  • 1 laboratory equipped for the processing of ingredients
  • 1 laboratory equipped for the development of diets
  • 2 series of 15 tanks for digestibility trials (200-500 L)
  • 3 rooms with 170 tanks of 100, 200, 500 and 1000 L for marine fish rearing trials
  • 2 lines of tanks to perform commercial-scale studies, equipped with automatic feeders and collectors of leftovers (the ingestion control),

Rearing tanks  are available to testd diet or ingredients in larvae, juveniles, or broodstock of marine fish species. Photoperiod control is available in tanks of 100, 200 and 500 L.

 

Development of experimental compund diets

 

 

Rearing tanks

 

Digestibility tanks

Experimental compound diets