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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 D

Cholesterol level and proximate composition of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fed six commercial floating fish feeds


Author(s): Fakunmoju FA, Babalola AO and Emrys ME

Abstract: 270pcs of Juvenile Clarias gariepinus with average weight of 9.33±0.348 were purchased from fish farm estate in Ikorodu and were weighed into 6 treatment tanks replicated thrice and fed with 6 different commercial floating feeds (alleraqua, sarb, top feeds, prime, ecofloat and blue crown) for 70 days. The result shows that fish fed with blue crown feed had the highest weight gain followed by the fish fed with sarb, eco float, alleraqua, top feed and least in prime (83.90±0.65, 81.66±0.70 80.85±0.62, 80.55±0.54, 79.63±0.51 and 63.67±0.80gms) respectively. Statistical analysis revealed that there is significant differences (p<0.05) in mean weight gain of the fishes. The specific growth rate reflects that majority of the fish fed with the treatment feed had the same SGR as follows 1.35, 1.34, 1.35, 1.05, 1.30, and 1.35 respectively and which were significantly different (p<0.05). The carcass composition is a reflection of the quality of the feed fed to the fishes. The cholesterol level of the fish revealed a higher level of 425L as compared to the rest at 170, 193, 150, 139, and 173 respectively which were contrary to the recommended level of 200L recommended by (World Health Organisation).

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How to cite this article:
Fakunmoju FA, Babalola AO, Emrys ME. Cholesterol level and proximate composition of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fed six commercial floating fish feeds. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(3):260-264.
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