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Growth Performance, Feed Utilization and Body Composition of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) Fed Marine Fish Viscera-based-diet in Earthen Ponds

Vincent Oké1, Youssouf Abou1*, Alphonse Adité1 and Jean-André T Kabré2

1Laboratory of Ecology and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (LEMEA), Department of Zoology, University Of Abomey-Calavi, PO Box 526, Republic of Benin

2Laboratory of Research and Training in Fishing and Wildlife, Institute of Rural Development, Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso, BP. 1091 Bobo 01, Burkina Faso

*Corresponding Author:
Youssouf Abou
Laboratory of Ecology and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (LEMEA)
Department of Zoology
University Of Abomey- Calavi
PO Box 526, Republic of Benin
Tel: +229 21 36 11 19
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: October 05, 2016; Accepted date: November 07, 2016; Published date: November 14, 2016

Citation: Oké V, Abou Y, Adité A, Kabré JAT (2016) Growth Performance, Feed Utilization and Body Composition of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) Fed Marine Fish Viscera-based-diet in Earthen Ponds. Fish Aqua J 7:183. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000183

Copyright: © 2016 Oké V, 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.



A 90-days experiment was conducted to study the effect of replacement of fishmeal (FM) with marine fish viscera (MFV) meal on growth performance, body composition and production of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings (mean weight 11.3 ± 0.1 g). Diets were three isonitrogenous (43% crude protein) and isoenergetic (20 KJ/g) diets containing 0% (D0), 30% (D30) and 50% (D50) of MFV, as FM substitute. Diet D0, without MFV, acted as a control. All these diets were compared to the commercial diet coppens developed for C. gariepinus. No significantly differences were found in final weight (range: 220.94-234.1 g), weight gain (range: 1937.2-1971.7%), specific growth rate (range: 3.30-3.37%/day), protein efficiency ratio (range: 1.93-2.09) and annual production (range: 378.3-415.0 kg/are/year) of fish fed coppens diet, D0 and D30 (p>0.05). Fish fed D50 showed significantly lower growth and feed utilization performances (p˂0.05). Moisture and crude protein were similar among dietary treatments (p>0.05). Lipid deposition in fish significantly increased with MFV level in diets, whereas ash content decreased (p˂0.05).
The study indicates that MFV meal can be used up to 30% in formulation fish feed for promotion of Clarias gariepinus rearing in rural areas.


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