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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part F

Growth performance and hematological indices of Clarias gariepinus (Burchel, 1822) fingerlings fed varying levels of Telfairia occidentalis leaf meal additives


Author(s): Idowu TA, Denham SA and Adedeji HA

Abstract: As aquaculture production become more intensive, the sustainability of the industry depends upon the availability of suitable and economical feeds, which are organically derived. Essential information is needed especially on organically derived feed additives that can enhance diet digestibility and immune responses. This study evaluates the performance of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings fed varying levels of Telfairia occidentalis leaf meal additives. The plant leaves were shade dried to constant weight and milled to powder form. Five diets; T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 containing 0g (control), 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5% and 2.0% Telfairia occidentalis leaf meal additives respectively were formulated. The diets were fed to C. gariepinus fingerlings for eight weeks. The mean weight gain were significantly different (p< 0.05) with diet T3 having the highest value, 25.93±2.11g and T5 the least value, 17.93±1.81g. Diet T1, T3, T4, and T5 had 85% survival and diet T2 had the least survival, 75% however, with no significant difference (p>0.05). The haematology profiles of the experimental fish indicated significant differences (p>0.05) in all the parameters examined. The erythrocytes and leukocytes were highest for diet T3 with 3.17±0.27 and 285.10±2.10 respectively. The proximate analysis of the carcass of C. gariepinus indicated diet T1 having higher crude protein content (63.59%) than other treatments however with no significant difference (p>0.05). Telfairia occidentalis leaf meal can be used as plant additives in the diet of Clarias gariepinus.

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How to cite this article:
Idowu TA, Denham SA, Adedeji HA. Growth performance and hematological indices of Clarias gariepinus (Burchel, 1822) fingerlings fed varying levels of Telfairia occidentalis leaf meal additives. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(5):442-445.
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