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

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part A

Haematological indices of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1882) fingerlings fed diet containing graded levels of sickle pod (Cassia tora) leaf meal


Author(s): Jibrin H, Abubakar MY, Mamman T, Abubakar M, Musa M and Ahmad H

Abstract: The effects of Cassia tora leaf meal on the hematological indices of Clarias gariepinus was investigated for a period of 63 days. C. tora leaf meal was incorporated in the diet at 0 (control), 3, 6, 8 and 10% in five different diets. C. gariepinus (mean weight 2.17±0.01g) were randomly distributed in to concrete tanks at 20 fish/tank in triplicate treatments. The results of the hematological parameters obtained, revealed significantly low values of white blood cell (WBC), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), Mean platelet (MPV) and platelet-large cell ratio (P-LCR) in fish fed diet containing inclusion levels of the Casia tora leaf meal than the control diet. Fish fed diet containing 3% Casia tora leaf meal diet recorded the highest pack cell volume (PCV) and hemoglobin (Hb) and were significantly (P<0.05) higher than the other dietary treatments including the control diet. Fishes fed the control diet, 6 and 12% Casia tora leaf meal diets had a decrease in Red blood cell (RBC) but were not significantly different (P<0.05). The highest mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) was recorded in fish fed with 3 and12% Casia tora leaf meal diet but were significantly (P<0.05) different from all the dietary treatments including the control, while the lowest values were recorded in fish fed containing 6 and 9% Casia tora leaf meal diets and were significantly different (P<0.05). Further investigation on the utilization of Casia tora leaf meal in fish feeding and adopting appropriate processing methods for the removal of anti-nutritional factors is desirable.

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Jibrin H, Abubakar MY, Mamman T, Abubakar M, Musa M, Ahmad H. Haematological indices of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1882) fingerlings fed diet containing graded levels of sickle pod (Cassia tora) leaf meal. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(3):22-25.
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