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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part C

Efficacy and suitability of earth worm Megascolex sps as supplementary feed for cat fish Pangasius hypophthalmus in response to different animal protein sources


Author(s): Krishna PV and K Prabhavathi

Abstract: Experiments were conducted to determine the relative efficacy of three different animal protein sources (the earthworm muscle (Megascolex sps), foot muscle of snail (Pila sps) and pig liver) was used as supplementary feeds in fish nurseries ponds. The survival and growth performance of catfish Pangasius hypophthalmus fingerlings was studied over a period of 60 days in the aquarium tanks. Among the experimental diets, advanced fry of the catfish showed better growth when fed earthworm muscle as supplementary feed with comparison of the foot muscle of snail and pig-liver. Survival percentage, weight gain, feed conversion ratio and growth performance showed significant difference among the experimental diets. Present study suggests that in nursers stages of fingerlings fed with earthworm muscle is better supplementary feed as its showing better growth performance in comparison with other animal protein sources.

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How to cite this article:
Krishna PV, K Prabhavathi. Efficacy and suitability of earth worm Megascolex sps as supplementary feed for cat fish Pangasius hypophthalmus in response to different animal protein sources. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(1):160-165.
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