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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part D

Effects of Adansonia digitata (Baobab) bark meal additive on growth performance and haematological parameters of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) fingerlings


Author(s): MS Bayon, MD Kpundeh, NB Ikenweiwe, PM Ngegba and EJ Ndoko

Abstract: Adansonia digitata (Baobab) bark meal was incorporated at varying levels (0.00, 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 0.80, and 1.00%) into 40% crude protein diet (D1- D6) of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings to assess its effects on growth performance and haematological parameters of the fish. A total of 180 fingerlings (3.09 ± 0.21 g) were raised and fed to satiation for 12 weeks in transparent plastic tanks using completely randomized design and data subjected to statistical analysis. A. digitata bark has oxalate, alkaloid, tannin, flavonoid, saponin steroid, anthraquinone, terpenoid, glycoside and phenol. Fish fed D3 had the highest in percentage weight gain (1398.2 ± 38.50%), daily growth weight (0.50 ± 0.02 g/day) and apparent net protein utilization. White blood cell count was lowest (4.30 x 103/L) while 12.90 x 103/L was highest for D6. A. digitata bark meal promotes growth and boost immunity of catfish when incorporated at 0.40% in fish diet.

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MS Bayon, MD Kpundeh, NB Ikenweiwe, PM Ngegba, EJ Ndoko. Effects of Adansonia digitata (Baobab) bark meal additive on growth performance and haematological parameters of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) fingerlings. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(1):280-286.
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