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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part G

Effect of dietary inclusion levels of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) peel meal on growth and haematological parameters of Clarias gariepinus Juveniles


Author(s): Oladipupo TM and Salami SR

Abstract: The nutritional value of feeding Clarias gariepinus with various levels of Citrullus lanatus peel meal was evaluated in this study for 70 days. Five diets of 40% crude protein were formulated with different levels of C. lanatus peel meal at 0.0, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5g/kg inclusion denoted as (DI-D5). Two hundred and twenty five (225) C. gariepinus juveniles with mean weight of 8.15±0.05g were randomly selected and distributed into 15 glass Tanks (70litre) each measuring (70cm x45cm x45cm) at the rate of 15 fish per tank representing five treatments and three replicates. Fish were weighed at the end of the experiment. Blood samples from each treatment were collected for haematological examination. The results revealed that significant differences (P˂0.05) were observed in all the growth performances. Fish on Diet 4 had the best growth performance compared to other treatments and control. A reduction in growth as the C. lanatus peel meal increased beyond 2.0g/kg was observed. Varying inclusion levels of C. lanatus in the diets improved the blood profile as there were significant differences (P˂0.05) in the parameters tested. The inclusion level of 2.0g/kg of C. lanatus peel meal in the diet of C. gariepinus is found to be ideal for enhancing growth and better nutrient utilization.

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How to cite this article:
Oladipupo TM, Salami SR. Effect of dietary inclusion levels of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) peel meal on growth and haematological parameters of Clarias gariepinus Juveniles. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):537-541.
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