Parameters
(g.
100g-1 DM)*
In F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7(Control)
Moisture
(Wet wt. basis)
75.6 + 1.1b 72.8 + 2.4b 74.5 + 2.3a 72.7 + 2.6b 74.3 + 1.3a 75.2 + 2.6a 75.4 + 2.7a 72.1 + 3.9b
Crude Fat* 6.6 + 0.4a 7.5 + 0.3b 7.7 + 0.2b 8.1 + 0.3c 6.4 + 0.4a 7.4 + 0.2b 7.5 + 0.2b 6.9 + 0.3a
Crude Protein* 56.4 + 1.4a 57.3 + 2.5a 57.2 + 1.3a 58.3 + 2.7a 55.2 + 2.1a 57.4 + 1.5a 57.4 + 2.1a 58.8 + 1.4a
Dry Matter* 22.3 + 1.8a 24.3 + 1.2b 24.2 + 1.4b 24.2 + 1.7b 24.2 + 1.3b 24.6 + 1.3b 23.5 + 1.9b 26.3 + 1.7c
HSI 0.78 + 0.02d 0.78 + 0.09a 1.05 + 0.06b 1.49 + 0.04c 1.94 + 0.19d 1.34 + 0.16e 0.96 + 0.18b 0.67 + 0.03f
VSI 1.92 + 0.1a 2.60 + 0.1b 3.17 + 0.2c 1.90 + 0.2a 1.94 + 0.3a 2.69 + 0.09d 4.82 + 0.07e 2.25 + 0.09b
Mean Values in same period with different superscript letters are significantly different (p <0.05). HIS= Hepatosomatic index; VSI= Viscerosomatic index
Table 5: Whole body proximate composition (g.100g-1 DM*) and indices of Clarias batrachus fingerling fed feeds containing different proteins for twelve week
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