Effect of Fish Oil Substitution with Sunflower Oil in Diet of Juvenile Catla catla (Ham) on Growth Performance and Feed Utilization
Dalbir SP*, Roopma G, Ritu K, Vaini G and Shivalika R
P.G Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180006, India
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- Dalbir SP
P.G Department of Zoology
University of Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir 180006, India
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Received Date: July 04, 2015; Accepted Date: August 21, 2015; Published Date: August 28, 2015
Citation: Dalbir SP, Roopma G, Ritu K, Vaini G, Shivalika R (2015) Effect of Fish Oil Substitution with Sunflower Oil in Diet of Juvenile Catla catla (Ham) on Growth Performance and Feed Utilization. J Fisheries Livest Prod 3:144. doi:10.4172/2332-2608.1000144
Copyright: © 2015 Dalbir SP, 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.
During the present investigation Catla catla fry (0.250 ± 0.008 g) were fed with five iso-nitrogenous (40%) and isolipidic (6%) diets in triplicate @ 5% of body weight, for a period of 60 days. Diet A1 (control)was without supplemented oil i.e., whereas diets A2-A5were supplemented with 3% fish oil (FO) and sunflower oil (SFO) at different proportions i.e. diet A2 with(100% FO), diet A3 (70% FO+30% SFO), diet A4 (50% FO+50% SFO) and diet A5 (70% SFO+30% FO). After the end of 60 days of feeding trail a significant difference (p<0.001) was observed in weight gain (WG), specific growth rate (SGR), feed conversion ratio (FCR), feed conversion efficiency (FCE ) and survival rate in oil supplemented groups as compared to control. The diet A4 shows the best result with 48.84% (WG), 0.193 (SGR) and 5.81 (FCR) 17.31 (FCE) and 96.81% survival rate. However, there was insignificant difference (p>0.01) in all the growth performance parameters between oil supplemented diets i.e. A2-A5. However, diet A1 (control) registered poorest performance i.e. 42.54% (WG), 0.271 (SGR), 7.75 (FCR), 12.88 (FCE) and 93.56% survival rate. The present result thus clearly revealed that sunflower oil could be partially replace the fish oil up to 50% in supplemented diet without any adverse effect on the growth performance of Catla catla fry, as it is less expensive and easily available.