Growth response of Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes, 1840) fingerlings fed raw and boiled Mucuna cochinchinensis seed meal

Osuigwe, D. I. (2004) Growth response of Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes, 1840) fingerlings fed raw and boiled Mucuna cochinchinensis seed meal. In: 18th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 8-12 December, 2003 ,Owerri, Nigeria, pp. 200-205.

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Abstract

Feeding trial was conducted in static water to assess the growth of H. longifilis fingerlings fed different I inclusion levels of mucuna seed meal (MSM). Raw and boiled MSM were used in the diets at 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% inclusion levels and the performance of fish fed these diets was compared with fish fed a fishmeal-based diet which contained 40% protein. All diets were prepared to be isonitrogenous and isocaloric A two by five factorial experiment with three replicates using ten fish of average initial weight 1 .46g was carried out. Daily fish ration of five percent body weight was administered two times for eight weeks. The specific growth rate in diets 1 (control) and 6(10% boiled MSM) were similar and significantly (P<0.05) higher than the other dietary groups. The significantly lower growth performance of fish fed diets containing higher inclusion levels of both raw and boiled MSM might be due to incomplete elimination of the antinutritional factors present in MSM by boiling. Other methods of processing MSM to improve its nutritive value should be investigated. (7 page document)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Growth response of Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes, 1840) fingerlings fed raw and boiled Mucuna cochinchinensis seed meal
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Osuigwe, D. I.
Page Range: pp. 200-205
Date: 2004
Event Title: 18th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Owerri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 8-12 December, 2003
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; Heterobranchus longifilis; Mucuna cochinchinensis; feed; fingerlings
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 1277
Depositing User: Ms. Jean Collins
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2008 16:33
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:51
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1277

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