Onanuga, A.I.O. and Falaye, A.E. and Clarke, E.O. and Adeboyejo, A.O. and Olarinmoye, O. and Onanuga, A.I.O.
Effects of fermented fluted pumpkin leaf (Telfaria occidentalis) on the growth and nutrient utilization of Clarias (Clarias gariepinus).
In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Clarias (Clarias gariepinus) (Burshell, 1821) fingerlings were fed isonitrogenous diets (38.9% crude protein) with fermented fluted pumpkin leaves (FFPL) replacing different proportion (0,50,75,100%) of extruded soybean meal (ESM) for 8 weeks. Growth responses at the different substitution levels measured. Increasing FFPL intake resulted in better weight gains and higher specific growth rates (SGR) of 0.29, 0.36 and 0.38% per day respectively. The increase in growth from feeding diets containing 75% and 100% of the ESM replaced with FFPL were significantly higher (P<0.05) than those of other diets. Further more fish tissue protein deposition consistently increased with increasing level of FFPL concentration in their diets. Fish fed diets where whole ESM was replace 100% FFPL gave the best overall response in terms of their weight gain, food conversion ratio, protein efficiency ratio, and specific growth rate. Economic considerations indicate the replacement of ESM with FFPL, which is a cheaper ingredient in feeds for Clarias
Conference or Workshop Item
||Effects of fermented fluted pumpkin leaf (Telfaria occidentalis) on the growth and nutrient utilization of Clarias (Clarias gariepinus)
||19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; animal nutrition; diets; feed composition; feeding experiments; fingerlings; food conversion; growth rate; Clarias gariepinus; Telfaria occidentalis
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||24 Aug 2010 12:12
||29 Sep 2011 16:28
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