Parameters A B C D E F
Initial mean weight (g) 39.00a ± 0.53 39.36a ± 0.64 35.57b ± 0.07 24.17c ± 0.17 20.04d ± 0.54 20.00d ± 3.50
Mean final weight gain (g) 60.69a ± 0.17 60.39a ± 0.34 56.10b ± 0.79 34.45c ± 2.18 29.40d ± 0.87 28.85d ± 0.52
Mean weight gained (g) 21.69a ± 1.68 21.03a ± 0.04 20.53a ± 0.13 10.28b ± 0.48 9.36c ± 0.06 8.85d ± 0.05
Mean daily weight. gain (g) 0.39a ± 0.02 0.38a ± 0.02 0.37a ± 0.05 0.18b ± 0.04 0.17b ± 0.01 0.16a ± 0.02
Feed intake (g)/fish 41.35a ± 1.30 41.20a ± 0.05 41.01a ± 1.02 37.62b ± 0.02 38.02b ± 0.05 38.35b ± 0.05
Specific growth rate (SGR) 0.34a ± 0.02 0.33a ± 0.01 0.35a ± 0.02 0.27c ± 0.02 0.30b ± 0.02 0.28c ± 0.02
Food conversion ratio (FCR) 1.91cd ± 0.02 1.96cd ± 0.25 2.00c ± 0.05 3.66bc ± 0.01 4.06b ± 0.07 4.33a ± 0.03
Protein efficiency ratio (PER) 1.31a ± 0.04 1.28a ± 0.05 1.25a ± 0.06 0.68b ± 0.03 0.62bc ± 0.02 0.58c ± 0.02
Protein intake (PI) 16.54a ± 1.04 16.48a ± 0.20 16.40a ± 0.44 15.05b ± 0.88 15.21b ± 0.33 15.34b ± 0.44
Standard length (SL) 15.50a ± 1.00 15.00a ± 0.50 14.50a ± 0.75 12.50b ± 0.050 10.50c ± 0.33 10.00c ± 0.50
Condition factor (K) 1.63c ± 0.15 1.64c ± 0.13 2.01b ± 0.15 1.76bc ± 0.10 2.75a ± 0.40 2.70a ± 0.25
Survival rate (SR) (%) 96.67 93.33 90 96.67 93.33 90
Figures on the same row having the same superscript are not significantly different (p>0.05)
Table 3: Growth response, nutrient utilization and survival parameters of Clarias gariepinus juvenile fed different levels of Moringa oleifera leaf meal diet.
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