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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part E

Effect of diets with moringa leaf meal on growth, carcass composition and haematology of Clarias gariepinus


Author(s): Ochang Stephen Ncha, Peter Bikom Michael, Ugbor Ogechi Nnabuchi, Egor Alex

Abstract: A 56 - day feeding trial was carried out to study the effect of replacing the dietary soybean meal with Moringa oleifera leaves meal (MLM) on the growth performance, carcass composition and haematological indices of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings. Four iso-nitrogenous diets were formulated with MLM replacing 0, 20, 40 and 60% of SBM in the diets. The results showed significant difference (p<0.05) in weight gain, SGR, FCR and PER between treatments, with 20% MLM performing best. Significant difference (p<0.05) was recorded in carcass composition of fishes at the end of the trial. Protein content of the carcass reduced, and fat and ash contents increased as MLM increased in the diets. Though the haematological parameters were found to be significantly different (p<0.05) from the control diet, they were within normal range for C. gariepinus. The results of this study show that MLM can replace up to 20% of the soybean meal in the diets of C. gariepinus.

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How to cite this article:
Ochang Stephen Ncha, Peter Bikom Michael, Ugbor Ogechi Nnabuchi, Egor Alex. Effect of diets with moringa leaf meal on growth, carcass composition and haematology of Clarias gariepinus. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;3(2):397-401.
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