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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part C

Effect of plant base digestive enzyme ‘Papain’ on growth, survival and behavioural response of Cyprinus carpio


Author(s): Grishma Tewari, RN Ram and Ajeet Singh

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to assess the acceptability of papain and to standardize its dose for optimum growth and survival in fingerlings of Cyprinus carpio. The experimental fishes were fed with conventional diet mixed with three different sources of papain (i.e. latex powder, unripe fruit and green leaves of papaya) with different doses for a period of 60 days. The better results regarding growth and survival were obtained at doses i.e. feed + papain powder @ 1.0%, feed + unripe papaya fruit @ 1.25% and feed + papaya leaves @ 2.5%. During the experimentation period impact of different forms of papain on water quality as well as on behavior of fish were regularly monitored. Papain yielded no adverse effect on the water quality parameters and behavioral response of fish showing greater acceptability of papain as growth promoter.

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How to cite this article:
Grishma Tewari, RN Ram and Ajeet Singh. Effect of plant base digestive enzyme ‘Papain’ on growth, survival and behavioural response of Cyprinus carpio. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(3): 210-214.
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