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

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part A

Performance of chufa tuber meal as a nutritional additive to the diet of Cyprinus carpio fingerlings


Author(s): Mogaji Oluwaseyi Yanmife, Bhardwaj Rachana D and Shanthanagouda Admane H

Abstract: The investigation evaluated the nutritional effect of chufa tubers in the growth response of Cyprinus carpio. Chufa tuber was soaked in hot water to remove available phytotoxins, processed and stored in a cool dry place. It was substituted in five different diets at the rate of 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100% inclusion for maize formulated at 38% crude protein level. Each treatment was conducted in triplicate and fed twice daily at 5% body weight for ten weeks to 150 fingerlings of C. carpio. Among the different treatments, diet B (25% inclusion) was significantly different (p<0.05) and performed best in terms of survival rate, fish biomass (1127.7g), feed conversion ratio (0.40), protein efficiency ratio and maximum feed cost reduction of 7.15% higher than the basal diet (A). The study showed that diet B should be utilised for improved growth of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) for profit maximization.

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How to cite this article:
Mogaji Oluwaseyi Yanmife, Bhardwaj Rachana D, Shanthanagouda Admane H. Performance of chufa tuber meal as a nutritional additive to the diet of Cyprinus carpio fingerlings. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(1):11-15.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies