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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part C

Replacement of soyabean meal with dietary lablab bean meal (Lablab purpureus) in the diet of Clariid catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings


Author(s): Aliu BS and Osaro GE

Abstract: This study examined the replacement of soyabean meal with lablab bean meal (LBM) in the practical diets of Clariid catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Five Iso-nitrogenous diets containing varying levels of ground toasted lablab bean were formulated accordingly; T1 (10%LBM), T2 (20%LBM); T3 (30%LBM); T4 (40%LBM) and T5 (50% LBM) as a replacement for soyabean meal and were fed to three replicate of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings with an initial mean weight of 1.65±0.01g. T1 (10%LBM) recorded the best growth rate (p<0.05) as it had the highest value of weight gain (1.79), feed intake(2.75), feed conversion ratio (1.54), relative weight gain of 7.29, specific growth rate of 1.69, protein efficiency ratio (57.61) and survival rate (97.33%). As the concentration of LBM in the diet increased, growth parameters decreased markedly, and this was attributed to the build-up of antinutrient factors which rendered the diet unpalatable and reduced its efficiency. Therefore, Lablab bean meal can partially replace soyabean and will be best at 10% level of replacement in diets of Clarias gariepinus without compromising the growth and carcass composition.

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How to cite this article:
Aliu BS and Osaro GE. Replacement of soyabean meal with dietary lablab bean meal (Lablab purpureus) in the diet of Clariid catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(5): 206-209.
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