alexa Development of Cost Effective Nutritionally Balanced Food for Freshwater Ornamental Fish Black Molly (Poecilia latipinna)
ISSN: 2155-9546

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
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Research Article

Development of Cost Effective Nutritionally Balanced Food for Freshwater Ornamental Fish Black Molly (Poecilia latipinna)

Pai IK1*, Maryem Shaikh Altaf1 and Mohanta KN2

1Department of Zoology, Goa University, Goa-403 206, India

2Fishery field Laboratory, ICAR Complex, Old Goa, Goa, India

*Corresponding Author:
Pai IK
Department of Zoology
Goa University, Goa-403 206, India
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Received Date: November 04, 2015; Accepted Date: November 18, 2015; Published Date: February 15, 2016

Citation: Pai IK, Altaf MS, Mohanta KN (2016) Development of Cost Effective Nutritionally Balanced Food for Freshwater Ornamental Fish Black Molly (Poecilia latipinna). J Aquac Res Development 7:401. doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000401

Copyright: © 2016 Pai IK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Fishery is one of the oldest professions of man and even today, it helps in food security and poverty alleviation, in many parts of the world. Fish culturing is major part of aquaculture. When natural fishery does not suffice the need of the society, world has gone for aquaculture to increase the productivity. On the same lines, in ornamental fishery too, man’s interference in deciding the breed, formulating the feed, bringing changes in living conditions of the fishes, etc., is very much in vogue. To improve the health of the fishes, and their productivity of ornamental fisheries, nutrition plays a major role. In this direction, several attempts have been made by various workers, to alter the food and other environmental conditions. However, as there are hardly any attempt to develop low cost balanced food for ornamental fishes, present paper deals with formulating low cost nutritionally balanced food for Black Molly (Poecilia latipinna), a popular freshwater ornamental fishes has been attempted, by using locally available `waste material’ like Groundnut oil cake, Fish meal, Wheat bran, Snail, Marine Fish waste, Freshwater Fish waste, Chicken waste, Earthworms, Squids, Mussel, Chicken liver, Prawn meal, etc., The results obtained on growth and nutrition utilization indicated by weight gain and specific growth rate of Black Molly was highest, in fish fed with diet containing Snail meal, Prawn meal, Mussel meal and Chicken liver. The studies indicate that, these ornamental fishes can be reared well with animal based products, replacing agro based products, which can replace high cost commercial Fish meal


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