Proximate Composition (%) Initial A B C D E F
Moisture content 6.35c ± 0.35 8.34a ± 0.02 7.27b ± 018 7.30b ± 0.30 7.03bc ± 0.24 7.00bc ± 1.00 7.02bc ± 0.33
Crude lipid 5.20d ± 0.20 6.13a ± 0.10 6.05a ± 0.30 5.80b ± 0.20 5.74b ± 0.10 5.50c ± 0.15 5.60c ± 0.26
Crude protein 59.40d ± 0.40 63.27a ± 0.30 62.39b ± 0.45 60.98c±0.21 60.31c ± 0.60 60.29c ± 0.20 60.20c ± 0.25
Crude fibre - 0.03c ± 0.00 0.03c ± 0.00 0.04bc ± 0.01 0.05b ± 0.01 0.06b ± 0.01 0.08a ± 0.01
Total ash 5.50c ± 1.00 6.05bc ± 0.02 6.39ab ± 0.04 6.54ab ± 0.20 6.60ab ± 0.10 6.74ab ± 0.23 6.95a ± 0.25
NFE 23.55 16.18 17.87 19.34 20.27 20.27 20.26
Figures on the same row having the same superscript are not significantly different (p>0.05)
Table 2: Proximate composition (%) of Clarias gariepinus carcass fed Moringa oleifera based diet.
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