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

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part E

Comparison of growth performance of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fed with different standard feed


Author(s): Wokeh Okechukwu Kenneth, Woke Godfrey Ngozi, Orose Ekinadose and Odioko Edafe

Abstract: This study aimed to compare the growth performance of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) on different standard feed. Post-fingerlings Clarias gariepinus with mean initial weight 5.50 ± 0.00 gram were fed with three commercial standard feeds which included T1 (Coppens), T2 (Vital) and T3 (Multifeed). The experiment lasted for twelve weeks with 180 individuals used and evenly distributed among the three treatments, with three replicates. The experiment was a completely randomized design and plastic aquaria with dimensions of (0.5 x 0.38 x 0.30 m) were used for the experiment. The fish were fed 5% of their body weight daily, acclimatized for seven days before commencement of feeding trial on the eighth day. Statistical data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and Duncan’s multiple range tests to compare growth (length and weight), survival rate and water parameters (pH, Temperature, and Dissolved Oxygen). Proximate analysis of the standard feeds used was conducted, which showed a significant difference (P = 05) in macronutrient’s composition. The end of the experiment shows that fish fed with Coppens performed better in final body weight (78.43 ± 1.29 g), followed by Multifeed (73.47 ± 0.05 g) while Vital recorded the least (60.43 ± 0.20 g). The water parameters (pH, Temperature, and Dissolved Oxygen) showed no significant difference (P ≠ 05) among the treatment groups. It is concluded that fish fed with Coppens recorded the overall best performance, followed by those fed with Multifeed while Vital recorded the least. This could be attributed to the nutritional composition of the various diet used.

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How to cite this article:
Wokeh Okechukwu Kenneth, Woke Godfrey Ngozi, Orose Ekinadose, Odioko Edafe. Comparison of growth performance of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fed with different standard feed. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(5):394-397.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies