Discourse Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Volume 3 Issue 1 Page 1 - 6. January 2015

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Full Length Research Paper

Growth Performance and Cost Benefit Analysis of Clarias Gariepinus Fed with Different Commercial and Compounded Feeds

*Onyia, L. U1., Kama, N1., K.S. Michael1 and Adewuyi, A. K2.

1Department Fisheries, Federal University of Technology Yola,
2Department of Agricultural Technology, Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State

Abstract

Growth performance of Clarias.gariepinus fry fed with different feeds were carried out at the Department of Fisheries Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Adamawa State Laboratory. The four different feeds were used. Coppens (56%), Multifeeds (45%) and locally compounded feeds of (35%) and (45%) Crude Protein levels respectively. Each fish feed was in triplicate and fifteen fry were stocked in plastic bowls of 40cm x 30cm dimensions. The results obtained indicated an increase in growth parameters for the four treatments. Fry fed with Coppens and Multi-feeds recorded the highest value in the final mean weight (FMW), feed conversion ratio (FCR), protein intake (PI), feed intake (FI) but the two compounded feeds had the least value for specific growth rate (SGR), while there was no significant difference in survival rate from the four treatments. Multi-feeds had the best cost benefit, followed by Coppens and compounded feeds respectively.

Keywords: Growth, survival, fish feeds, cost benefit, Clarias fry.

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