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

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 3, Part B

Growth performance and serum composition of Heteroclarias fed Moringa oleifera leaf meal based diet


Author(s): Aiyelari TA and Adeyeye OH

Abstract:
An experiment was carried out to determine the growth performance and serum composition of hybrid catfish Heteroclarias fed Moringa oleifera leaf meal based diet as a feed additive.
At the start of the experiment, twelve glass aquaria of size 70cm x 45cmx 40cm each filled with well water up to 70% of its volume were stocked with 120 fingerlings (mean weight 2.2 ± 0.04) at 30 fish per treatment, replicated thrice in a completely randomized design. Four experimental diets (D1–D4) including the control were formulated to be isocalorific (12.2kcal/kg) and isonitrogenous (40% crude protein) the fish were fed twice daily at 8:00 – 9:00 and 18:00 – 19:00 hours at 5% of their body weight. The body weights were determined weekly for a period of ten weeks. About 2ml of blood were collected by direct cardiac puncture before and after the experiment into the sterile plastic test tubes without anticoagulant. The fish weight gain (WG), feed conversion ratio (FCR), specific growth rate (SGR), protein efficiency ratio (PER), protein intake (PI), survival and mortality were determined. After 70 days of the experiment, the highest fish weight gain and best results in food conversion ratio (FCR) were obtained in D2 formulated with 10% Moringa oleifera leaf meal (8.26 ± 0.13g, 2.45 ± 0.04) respectively. The final weight gain, feed intake and specific growth rate were significantly higher (P< 0.05) in fish fed D2 compare to other treatments. There were no significant differences (P< 0.05) in the values of glucose and albumin among treatments. However, cholesterol, total protein and urea were significantly different (P< 0.05), with the highest values obtained in D4. The Moringa oleifera is best included at 10%. in the diets of Heteroclarias fingerlings.


DOI: 10.22271/fish.2022.v10.i3b.2689

Pages: 154-160  |  46 Views  6 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Aiyelari TA, Adeyeye OH. Growth performance and serum composition of Heteroclarias fed Moringa oleifera leaf meal based diet. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2022;10(3):154-160. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2022.v10.i3b.2689
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