Effect of fish meal in formulated diet on the growth of Heterotis niloticus in semi-intensive pond culture system

Ovie, S.O. and Oguntade, S.K. and Eyo, A.A. (1999) Effect of fish meal in formulated diet on the growth of Heterotis niloticus in semi-intensive pond culture system. In: 13th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 3-8 November 1996 ,New Bussa, Nigeria, pp. 193-197.

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Abstract

The aim of the investigation is to know the percentage of fish meal required to support the best growth of Heterotis niloticus in a semi intensive pond culture system. To achieve this, feed was formulated with equal percentages of blood meal, and corn meal and varying levels of fish meal. The experiment was in four treatments. Results showed that the mean weight gained was directly proportional to the quantity of fish meal made available to the fish fence 31.58g, 33.79g, 45.15g and 51.24g were recorded for treatments I, II, III and IV respectively. Result from this study when compared with previous works, shows that size of the water body to a greater extent affects the growth. The availability of fish meal in the feed made it more acceptable to the fish and hence a commensurate conversion in to flesh. The analysis of variance showed that there is significant difference in the growth performance in the treatments

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Effect of fish meal in formulated diet on the growth of Heterotis niloticus in semi-intensive pond culture system
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Ovie, S.O.
Oguntade, S.K.
Eyo, A.A.
Page Range: pp. 193-197
Date: 1999
Event Title: 13th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: New Bussa, Nigeria
Event Dates: 3-8 November 1996
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; diets; feeding experiments; fish culture; nutritional requirements; Heterotis niloticus
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3768
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010 07:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:59
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3768

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