Growth performance of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings fed graded levels of dietary cooked Jatropha curcas seed meal based diet
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Jimoh, W. A.
Aderolu, A. Z.
Oladele-Bukola, M. O.
Abdulsalami, S. A.
Okemakin, F. Y.
The Egyptian Society of Experimental Biology
The effect of dietar y inclusion of Jatropha curcas on the growth per formance of Afr ican Catfish (Clar ias gar iepinus) was evaluated. Juveni les of Clar ias gar iepinus 225 in numbers were accl imatized for a week, weighed and al lotted into five dietar y treatments where soybean meal was replacedby cooked Jatropha curcas seed meal at 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100%. The diets (40% crude protein and 12% crude l ipid) were isoni trogenous and isol ipidic. Each treatment was repl icated three times wi th fi fteen fish per repl icate. Fish were fed 5% body weight on two equal propor tions per day for 56 days. Growth data were col lected on two-week interval basis. Growth per formance was evaluated using weight gain (g) ; speci fic growth rate (%/day) ; feed conversion ratio (FCR) and protein efficiency ratio as indices. The resul ts from the study indicated that there was signi ficant di fference (p>0.05) in the weight gain, percentage weight gain, and other growth per formance parameters among the fish exposed to di fferent dietar y treatments. Growth of Clar ias gar iepinus reduced with increasing inclusion of cooked Jatropha curcas.
Jatropha curcas, Feed Ingredients, Clar ias gar iepinus, Protein Source , Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES
Jimoh, W.A., Aderolu, A.Z., Oladele – Bukola, M.O., Abdusalami, S.A. and Okemakin F.Y. (2016). Growth performance of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings fed graded levels of dietary cooked Jatropha curcas seed meal based diet. Egyptian Journal of experimental biology, Vol.12(1): 87 – 91.