Agbede, S.A. and Akinyemi, O. and Falaye, A.E. and Atsanda, N.N. and Adeyemo, A.O. and Adesina, A.A.
Selectivity of three aquatic weeds as diet for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
In: 14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 19-23 January 1998
, Ibadan, Nigeria.
A total of sixty juvenile Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia) were fed three species of aquatic weed, namely Azolla filiculoides (water fern), Elodea sp. and Pistia stratiotes (water lettuce) to determine which of the weeds will be selectively consumed, and preferred of all. A control group of twenty Nile tilapia was fed compounded feed. The selectivity of the weeds was observed based on their utilization as food source, and Azolla filiculoides was found to be highly utilized, followed by Elodea sp. and the roots of Pistia stratiotes. The growth response of the fish to the diets was found to be highest for fish fed compounded feed followed by Azolla filiculoides and Elodea sp., while Pistia stratiotes produced a negative growth trend. It is therefore postulated that Azolla filiculoides and Pista sp. are good feedstuffs for O. niloticus especially when used together with other feedstuffs
Conference or Workshop Item
||Selectivity of three aquatic weeds as diet for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
||14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||19-23 January 1998
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; aquatic plants; diets; feed; fish culture; weeds; Oreochromis niloticus
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||11 Jul 2010 05:57
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