Fish Physiology and Biochemistry

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 1315–1323 | Cite as

Effects of dietary green tea (Camellia sinensis L.) supplementation on growth performance, lipid metabolism, and antioxidant status in a sturgeon hybrid of Sterlet (Huso huso ♂ × Acipenser ruthenus ♀) fed oxidized fish oil

  • Soleiman Hasanpour
  • Amir Parviz SalatiEmail author
  • Bahram Falahatkar
  • Hamid Mohammadi Azarm


Lipid content of diet is very susceptible to oxidation, especially when stored for a long time, so for evaluating protective effects of green tea in fish received oxidized oil, this study was done. Lipid content of diet was replaced by oxidized fish oil (OFO) in 0, 50, and 100%. Green tea extract (GTE) was added to diet in three levels, 0, 5, and 100 mg/kg giving a total of nine experimental diets. Two hundred and seventy sturgeon hybrid of Sterlet (Huso huso ♀ × Acipenser ruthenus ♂) with initial weight of 212.6 ± 0.7 g after 2 weeks adaptation randomly divided in 27 fiberglass tanks with 700 L volume. Fish were fed satiated three times daily. After 6 weeks, biometry was done to evaluate growth performance and blood samples were taken for biochemical analysis. The result showed that feeding with oxidized oil had no effects on growth. However, in fish fed GTE, growth indices improved slightly. Feeding with OFO reduced serum total cholesterol, triacylglycerol, and low-density lipoprotein, while increased high density lipoprotein. Dietary GTE moderated the effects of OFO on lipid metabolism. Feeding with the OFO increased activity of serum superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and malondialdehyde contents. In fish received both OFO and GTE, reduced activity of serum antioxidant enzymes and malondialdehyde content was recorded in compare to fish fed only OFO. According to the result of the present study, it can be argued that feeding of sturgeon hybrid of Sterlet with OFO has negative effects on lipid metabolism and antioxidant status, whereas GTE dosages used in this study have protective effects on fish from the adverse effects of oxidized oil.


Sturgeon hybrid Oxidative stress Green tea Oxidized oil Growth 



The authors wish to thank Sobhan Ranaye Akhavan and Alireza Abbasalizadeh for their assistance in the study. The authors gratefully acknowledge the Shahid Dr. Beheshti Sturgeon Fish Propagating and Rearing Complex for supplying the fish. This work has been supported by the Khorramshahr University of Marine Science and Technology, grant number 874095.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soleiman Hasanpour
    • 1
  • Amir Parviz Salati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bahram Falahatkar
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hamid Mohammadi Azarm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Marine Natural ResourcesKhorramshahr University of Marine Science and TechnologyKhorramshahrIran
  2. 2.Fisheries Department, Faculty of Natural ResourcesUniversity of GuilanSowmeh SaraIran
  3. 3.Department of Marine Sciences, The Caspian Sea Basin Research CenterUniversity of GuilanRashtIran

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