: In the present study, an organic substrate (coffee silverskin) enriched with spirulina (Arthrospira platensis; 15% w/w), as a source of lipids and bioactive molecules, was used to rear the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) prepupae. Three grossly isonitrogenous, isoproteic, isolipidic and isoenergetic experimental diets for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) juveniles were then produced: a control diet (HM0) mostly including fish meal and fish oil, and two other test diets named HM3 and HM20, in which 3 or 20% of the marine ingredients were substituted with full fat black soldier fly prepupae meal (HM), respectively. Experimental diets were provided for 6 weeks, and at the end of the trial the physiological responses and marketable traits of the fish were investigated using a multidisciplinary approach. Generally, all test diets were well accepted, and fish growth, gut and liver health status, and marketable characteristics were not impaired by the experimental diets. However, an increased immuno-related gene expression along with a slight reduction of fillet redness and yellowness was evident in fish from the HM20 group.
Spirulina-enriched Substrate to Rear Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Prepupae as Alternative Aquafeed Ingredient for Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Diets: Possible Effects on Zootechnical Performances, Gut and Liver Health Status, and Fillet Quality / Ratti, Stefano; Zarantoniello, Matteo; Chemello, Giulia; Giammarino, Miriam; Palermo, Francesco Alessandro; Cocci, Paolo; Mosconi, Gilberto; Tignani, Maria Vittoria; Pascon, Giulia; Cardinaletti, Gloriana; Pacetti, Deborah; Nartea, Ancuta; Parisi, Giuliana; Riolo, Paola; Belloni, Alessia; Olivotto, Ike. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 13:1(2023), p. 173. [10.3390/ani13010173]