Evaluation of Maggot Meal (Muscadomestica) and Single Cell Protein (Mushroom) in the Diet of Clarias gariepinus Fingerlings (Burchell, 1822)
Michael KG and Sogbesan OA*
Department of Fisheries, ModibboAdama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria
- Corresponding Author:
- Sogbesan OA
Department of Fisheries
ModibboAdama University of Technology
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 02, 2015; Accepted Date: May 26, 2015; Published Date: May 29, 2015
Citation: Michael KG, Sogbesan OA (2015) Evaluation of Maggot Meal (Muscadomestica) and Single Cell Protein (Mushroom) in the Diet of Clarias gariepinus Fingerlings (Burchell, 1822). Fish Aquac J 6:133. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000133
Copyright: © 2015 Michael KG, 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.
The growth performance of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings (mean weight 0.9 g) fed diets of maggot meal and single cell protein supplemented diet were investigated for 56 days. Nine diet of 40% FM and 30% FM, 10%MM and 20% FM, 10%MM, 10%SCP and 10%FM, 20%MM, 10%SCP and 30%MM, 10%SCP and 40%MM and 10MM, 30% SCP and 10%FM, 10%MM, 20%SCP and 40%SCP. The result of the experiment showed that fingerlings on the diet of 30%FM and 10% MM plus dry pelleted feed (T2) has the best specific growth rate (1.22%), food conversion (2.14) indicating that feed with maggot in combination with other supplemented diet formed better balance diet for the fingerlings. Feed with 30% fish meal and 10% maggot meal is recommended by this study.