International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part E
Feeding Frequency on Growth and Feed Conversion of Clarias Gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) FingerlingsAuthor(s):
Jamabo NA, Fubara RI, Dienye HEAbstract:
Effect of feeding levels on growth performance, feed conversion ratio of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings was investigated using a complete random design. Triplicate group of 12 fish with average initial mean weight of 4.12g and average length of 3.50cm. A commercial feed (Coppens®, Holland) with crude protein of 42% was fed for 8 weeks over four feeding frequencies (1, 2, 3, and 4 times daily). The mean weight gain for the treatments T1(180.35±29.07g, T2(175.51±27.65g, T3(193.82 ±23.29g and T4(210.02±15.46g). Mean weight gain, specific growth rate and performance index were all significantly different (P < 0.05). The highest feed consumption was observed in the fish fed 4times daily and d feed conversion ratio recorded the lowest in 2 time feeding daily The results of this experiment indicate that fish could be fed 4times daily with maximum growth.Pages: 353-356 | 747 Views 16 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Jamabo NA, Fubara RI, Dienye HE. Feeding Frequency on Growth and Feed Conversion of Clarias Gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) Fingerlings. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(1): 353-356.