ACANTHASTER PLANCIAS A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF PROTEIN AND AMINO ACIDS FOR FISH FEED INGREDIENTSMuhammad Safir, Novalina Serdiati and Kasim Mansyur
Acanthaster planci becomes a pest for coral reef ecosystems if its presence is excessive. Knowing the nutrient and amino acid content of Acanthaster planci as fish feed ingredients is the goal of this study. The test sample was taken in the waters of Tolo Bay, Process that was dried for 5 days and then ground until smooth. Samples were taken and analyzed for their nutrient and amino acid content. A duplo test was performed for each sample. The results showed that the nutrient content of Acanthaster planci flour included crude protein, crude fat extract without nitrogen and ash, respectively, at 28.58, 8.79, 2.94, and 45.56%. In addition, Acanthaster planci contains high essential amino acids including leucine, valine, isoleucine, methionine, and tryptophan respectively at 29888.85, 16142.82, 14805.09, 3272.04 and 2267.67 mg/kg dry weight. High protein and essential amino acids indicate Acanthaster planci flour has potential as fish feed ingredients.