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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part B

Effect of dietary incorporation of anthocyanin pigments on the coloration and growth of orange sword tail fish (Xiphophorus helleri)


Author(s): Monica J, Dr. Vyjayanthi Neelakantan and Dr. Seenappa D

Abstract: The study evaluated effects of dietary incorporation of co-stabilized anthocyanin pigment extract of red cabbage and bio waste-beetroot peel (@ 400 mg/kg feed on enhancement of coloration, growth, feed utilization and general health of orange sword tail fish (Xiphophorus helleri). The feeding trial was carried out in in-door aquarium tanks (54 liters of water capacity) stocked with uniform sized (Initial average weight of the fish 0.8± 0.1g) orange sword tail fish @ 10 no’s/tank.
The findings of study after 45 days of feeding indicated high red intense coloration (Red: 246.3 ±1.24; Green: 53.3 ±0.4 and Blue 31 ±0.47) in fish fed on anthocyanin incorporated feed compared to control fish fed on non-anthocyanin incorporated feed (Red: 147.5 ±1.5, Green: 117 ±1 and Blue: 84± 0.5). No significant variation in fish growth, Food Conversion Ratio (FCR) and water quality between control and treatment was observed.
The study indicated possibility of using anthocyanin extract (@ 400 mg/kg feed) as one of the biological sources of pigment for enhancing coloration in orange sword tail fish.


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How to cite this article:
Monica J, Dr. Vyjayanthi Neelakantan, Dr. Seenappa D. Effect of dietary incorporation of anthocyanin pigments on the coloration and growth of orange sword tail fish (Xiphophorus helleri). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(5):144-149.
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