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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part E

Evaluation of dietary metallic iron nanoparticles as feed additive for growth and physiology of Bagridae catfish Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Author(s): Nasrin Akter, Md. Jahangir Alam, Md. Abu Sayed Jewel, Md. Ayenuddin Haque, Samsad Khatun and Sumaiya Akter

Abstract: Nano-particles have enormous potential in improving growth and immune functions of fish in aquaculture. The present investigation was carried out for a period of 60 days to evaluate metallic iron nanoparticles (Fe-NPs) as a fish feed additive in growth and physiological stimulation of Bagridae catfish Clarias batrachus. Fe-NPs were prepared by aquostic method and mixed with the fish feed at different concentrations in addition to the control. The 40 mg/kg feed of Fe-NPs gave the highest growth and feed utilization performance. Significantly higher total protein and lipid content of fish muscle were also found at 40 mg/kg feed of Fe-NPs. Serum total protein, cholesterol and triglyceride were found to increase in a dose dependent-manner and indicates better health condition for the fish group fed 40 mg/kg feed of Fe-NPs supplemented diet. However, stress indicators (Alanine aminotransferase, ALT; aspartate aminotransferase, AST; and alkaline phosphatase, ALP) were found to increase with increasing the Fe-NPs concentration compared to control group. The accumulation of Fe-NPs in muscle, liver and serum were increased in all the fish groups with increasing the concentration of Fe-NPs in diets and higher accumulation was found in serum of fish. Therefore, considering the fish growth, proximate composition and health condition, it can be concluded that 40 mg/kg feed of Fe-NPs is sufficient to ensure the growth and health of C. batrachus.

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How to cite this article:
Nasrin Akter, Md. Jahangir Alam, Md. Abu Sayed Jewel, Md. Ayenuddin Haque, Samsad Khatun, Sumaiya Akter. Evaluation of dietary metallic iron nanoparticles as feed additive for growth and physiology of Bagridae catfish Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(3):371-377.
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