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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part C

Survival and response of Gymnarchus niloticus Cuvier, 1829 fed natural and artificial diets


Author(s): Falaye A.E, Opadokun I.O, Ajani E.K

Abstract: The growth and survival of exogenous larvae of Gymnarchus niloticus fed commercial dry feed, decysted artemia and fry of Clarias gariepinus (live feed) was observed over a period of 28 days. The larvae of Gymnarchus niloticus had an average length of 4.5cm and an average weight of 0.4g at the time of collection. After endogenous feeding, 180 larvae were distributed into each of the nine tanks at 20 larvae per tank and fed ad libitum thrice a day. There was significance difference (P<0.05) in the growth rate and survival of the larvae in the three treatments. Although, the highest growth rate and survival were observed in larvae fed with live feed, followed by those fed decysted artemia and least in larvae fed with commercial feed, the present study showed the possibility of utilization of decysted artemia and commercial diet for rearing Gymnarchus niloticus larvae. This may pave way for the development of acceptable diet for Gymnarchus niloticus.

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How to cite this article:
Falaye A.E, Opadokun I.O, Ajani E.K. Survival and response of Gymnarchus niloticus Cuvier, 1829 fed natural and artificial diets. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 2(6): 156-158.
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