LNM

WHM

AZM

Initial weight (g)

5.11 ± 0.12a

5.11 ± 0.11a

5.12 ± 0.10a

Final weight (g)

83.33 ± 0.89a

64.66 ± 0.75b

60.66 ± 0.73c

Initial length (cm)

4.5 ± 0.12a

4.6 ± 0.11a

4.5 ± 0.12a

Final length (cm)

12.9 ± 0.15a

10.1 ± 0.14b

9.9 ± 0.14b

Feed intake (g fish-1 day-1)

2.12 ± 0.23a

1.80 ± 0.21b

1.72 ± 0.20b

Specific growth rate (%day-1)

1.01 ± 0.08a

0.78 ± 0.09b

0.74 ± 0.07b

Feed conversion ratio

2.30 ± 0.08a

2.40 ± 0.06b

2.45 ± 0.06b

Protein efficiency ratio

1.50 ± 0.05a

1.02 ± 0.06b

0.97 ± 0.05b

Hepatosomatic index

1.55 ± 0.03a

1.40 ± 0.02b

1.30 ± 0.03c

Gonado somatic index

1.64 ± 0.06a

1.04 ± 0.08b

1.01 ± 0.0b

Values are mean ± SD, n=3.
Values in the row superscripted by different alphabets are significantly different from each other (P<0.05).
Separate analysis was done for each row.
Table 3: Growth performance and nutrient utilization of O. mossambicus fed LNM, WHM and AZM diets (mean ± SD).
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