Effects of fish-meal, cow blood-meal, and sorghum diets on food utilization and growth of cage cultured Sarotherodon niloticus

Ufodike, E.B.C. and Ugwuzor, G.N. (1986) Effects of fish-meal, cow blood-meal, and sorghum diets on food utilization and growth of cage cultured Sarotherodon niloticus. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 February, 1983 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 84-88.

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Abstract

The growth responses and feed utilization of Sarotherodon niloticus held in metal cages in a pond and fed diets containing fish-meal, cow blood-meal or sorghum was studied. Results indicate that the best growth, feed conversion and protein efficiency ratio were obtained with the diet containing 60% fish-meal. The growth performance of fish on 40% fish-meal, and 40% and 60% blood meal were not significantly different, and were quite close to the performance with 60% fish-meal. The growth and food utilization of fish on 84% sorghum diet was significantly lower than the rest. The Caged fish without supplemental feeding had a light gain in weight. All fish with supplemental feeding appeared healthy. It is concluded that cow blood meal at 40% or 60% inclusion in diet can adequately replace fish-meal in S. niloticus supplemental diet in pond culture

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Effects of fish-meal, cow blood-meal, and sorghum diets on food utilization and growth of cage cultured Sarotherodon niloticus
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Ufodike, E.B.C.
Ugwuzor, G.N.
Page Range: pp. 84-88
Date: 1986
Event Title: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 22-25 February, 1983
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; artificial feeding; cage culture; diets; fish culture; pond culture; Sarotherodon niloticus
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3427
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 19:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:26
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3427

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