Omoyinmi, G.A.K. and Fagade, S.O.
The influence of diets and body manipulations on the growth of African prawn Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots).
In: 14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 19-23 January 1998
Live African prawns Macrobrachium vollenhovenii were collected from Asejire reservoir (Nigeria) by trapping. After acclimatization, the prawns were differently amputated: some had their eye-stalks cut; some had their chelae cut; some had both eyestalks and chelae cut while some were intact which served as the control. Each set was placed under different levels of crude protein viz 15%; 20%; and 25%. Weekly weight changes were monitored. Results obtained were subjected to statistical analysis including analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results showed that prawns fed with 20% crude protein had the best growth rate. Specimens with the eyestalk and chelae removed also showed superior growth when compared with the others. Specimens that had their eyestalks removed were able to feed for 18 hours in the day while those with intact body fed for 6 hours during the same period. The amputation of the chelate appendages reduced considerably the cannibalistic urge in the prawns. This enabled a high number of prawns to be grown in the experimental tanks
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||The influence of diets and body manipulations on the growth of African prawn Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots)
||14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||19-23 January 1998
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; diets; experimental culture; eyestalk extirpation; feeding experiments; growth; organ removal; prawn culture; proteins; Macrobrachium vollenhovenii
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||11 Jul 2010 09:22
||29 Sep 2011 17:02
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