Treatments

T1 Fed with Lemna Sp.

T2 Fed with Azolla filiculoides

T3 Fed with Alfalfa

T4 Supplemented Pellet with 35% protein

T5 Supplemented Pellet with 25% protein

Growth Indices

Initial weight (g)

15.35 ± 0.27a

15.81 ± 0.33a

15.77 ± 0.23a

15.31 ± 0.62a

14.79 ± 0.43a

Final body weight (g)

25.31 ± 0.37b

20.85 ± 0.84c

45.61 ± 0.95a

20.68 ± 0.45c

16.71 ± 0.27d

Body weight increased (g)

9.96 ± 0.1b

5.04 ± 0.53c

29.83 ± 0.75a

5.37 ± 0.83c

1.92 ± 0.44d

Initial length (cm)

11.53 ± 0.21a

11.3 ± 0.11a

11.4 ± 0.1a

11.2 ± 0.2a

11.3 ± 0.36a

Final length (cm)

15.7 ± 0.11b

14.4 ± 0.0c

17.2 ± 0.44a

14.43 ± 0.58c

12.7 ± 0.17d

Body length increased (cm)

4.2 ± 0.1b

3.07 ± 0.11c

5.8 ± 0.35a

3.23 ± 0.25c

1.4 ± 0.26d

Specific growth rate for weight (% BWday-1)

0.55 ± 0.0b

0.31 ± 0.02c

1.18 ± 0.01a

0.33 ± 0.05c

0.14 ± 0.03d

Feed Conversion Ratio (%)

35.29 ± 0.59b

62.18 ± 4.29a

15.61 ± 0.25c

15.3 ± 0.09c

37.2 ± 2.78b

Feed Conversion efficiency (%)

0.3 ± 0.01b

0.2 ± 0.01b

0.6 ± 0.0a

0.7 ± 0.0a

0.02 ± 0.01b

Condition Factor

0.65 ± 0.01b

0.7 ± 0.03c

0.9 ± 0.06a

0.69 ± 0.01b

0.82 ± 0.02d

Daily growth ratio (g)

0.11 ± 0.0b

0.06 ± 0.01c

0.33 ± 0.01a

0.06 ± 0.01c

0.02 ± 0.0d

Survival rate (%)

94.28 ± 4.28a

94.28 ± 4.28a

98.09 ± 2.18a

94.28 ± 4.28a

79.99 ± 5.71b

Groups with different alphabetic superscripts at the same row differ significantly at P<0.05 (ANOVA)
Table 2: Growth parameters and survival rate of Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in experimental treatments (trial 1-5).
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