International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part C
Young turmeric (Curcuma longa) tuber as feed additive for the growth and survival of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.)Author(s):
Criza Joy G Sanchez, Ravelina R Velasco and Jemuel S DoctoleroAbstract:
Turmeric is a well-known as a indigenous herbal medicine having a wide range of pharmacological activities and the best studied natural compounds. The study was conducted to determine the growth and survival of Nile tilapia fingerlings fed with powdered young turmeric tuber as feed additive for a period of 60 days in aquarium condition. The treatments of the study were 0%, 2%, 4% and 8% levels of added powdered young turmeric on the diet of Nile tilapia. Proximate analysis revealed that experimental diets contained levels of crude protein and carbohydrates ranging from 5.3% to 5.4% and 67.5% to 67.6% respectively. Results of the study showed that utilization of powdered young turmeric tuber up to 4% level of incorporation enhanced the growth performance of Nile tilapia. Further, improved survival was attained on the fish fed with powdered young turmeric tuber that those fed with commercial feed. The study concluded that young turmeric tuber can be utilized as a growth promoter feed additive and can improve the survival of Nile tilapia.Pages: 181-184 | 468 Views 135 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Criza Joy G Sanchez, Ravelina R Velasco, Jemuel S Doctolero. Young turmeric (Curcuma longa) tuber as feed additive for the growth and survival of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):181-184.