International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2014, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Evaluation of Spirulina spp. as food supplement and its effect on growth performance of common carp fingerlingsAuthor(s):
Nasreen M. AbdulrahmanAbstract:
This study was carried out to study the effect of adding different levels of the alga Spirulina spp. in fish laboratory of Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agricultural sciences of Sulaimani University, Sulaimani, Kurdistan region, Iraq. Using 72 common carp fingerling weight 45±2 gm, to test the effect of four different levels of the algae Spirulina spp. The control treatment T1 with 0% Spirulina spp., (T2) adding 1 gm Spirulina /kg diet, (T3) with 3 gm Spirulina /kg diet, and (T4) with 5 gm Spirulina /kg diet.Each treatment in three replicates in which six fingerlings common carp were stocked in each aquarium. Results indicated that forth treatment higher significant than other treatments in weight gain 6.89, Daily growth rate 0.17, Specific growth rate 0.147, Relative growth rate 15.31 and Food conversion ratio 2.14 for the control; while, Food efficiency ratio showed significance in T3 and T4 (62.48 and 62.47) respectively.Pages: 89-92 | 842 Views 8 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Nasreen M. Abdulrahman. Evaluation of Spirulina spp. as food supplement and its effect on growth performance of common carp fingerlings. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2014; 2(2): 89-92.