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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part B

Comparative growth of Tubificid worms in culture media supplemented with different nutrients


Author(s): Md. Abu Sayed Jewel, Abdullah Al Masud, Ruhul Amin, Md. Ayenuddin Haque and Nazia Sultana

Abstract: Tubificid worms have been proved as one of the most important live foods for freshwater aquaculture particularly because of having high food value. The present study was undertaken with a view to find out the effects of mineral, yeast protein and vitamin premix on the production of tubificid worms with a control media (20% mustard oil cake, 35% wheat bran, 25% cow-dung and 20% fine sand). The experiments were conducted to culture tubificid worms under running water in a rack culture system of same size (100×15 cm2). Five treatments namely control (20% mustard oil cake, 35% wheat bran, 25% cow-dung and 20% fine sand), treatment-I (culture medium containing a mixture of 1% mineral premix in control feed), treatment-II (culture medium containing a mixture of 1% yeast protein based supplement in control feed), treatment-III (culture medium containing a mixture of 1% vitamin premix in control feed), treatment-IV (1% mineral premix + yeast protein + vitamin premix in control feed) were evaluated for the production of tubificid worms. The experiment was conducted for 120 days continuously. The highest yield (67.17±2.50 g) was found at 120 day of culture duration in treatment-II. Use of yeast protein supplement (treatment-II) in media ingredients proved most promising in giving higher yield than control media and other treatments. Mineral (treatment-I) and vitamin premix (treatment-III) had also positive effects on growth of tubificid worms. The lowest yield was found in treatment-IV.

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Md. Abu Sayed Jewel, Abdullah Al Masud, Ruhul Amin, Md. Ayenuddin Haque, Nazia Sultana. Comparative growth of Tubificid worms in culture media supplemented with different nutrients. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(6):83-87.
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