Growth Performance of Clariasgariepinus Fingerlings Fed Plantain Peel Meal as Partial Replacement for Maize Meal

Authors : Ogaga Augustine Aghoghovwia; Bestman Obomunu; Marvin Okpogholo

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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One hundred and sixty fingerlings with mean body weight 2.4g were fed 4 diets with crude protein (CP 40%) in which plantain peel meal (PPM) replaced maize meal at different treatment levels - 0%(T1), 10%(T2), 20%(T3) and 30%(T4) respectively in a Completely Randomize Design. The fish were fed 5% body weight daily for 56 days. Mean weight gained and length increase ranged between 2.31±0.08- 2.48±0.08 and 3.95cm and 4.41cm respectively. Highest and least survival rates were 995% (T1) and 87.5%(T4) while the fish fed diet T3 recorded better condition factor (1.12) in comparison to the others.There was no significant difference (P>0.05) between treatments with respect to all growth parameters. The relative feed cost recorded for respective treatment where, N180/kg (T1), N175.00/kg (T2), N160.00/kg T3 and N155.00/kg (T4). Thus the study has proven that plantain peel meal could serve as dietary supplement in Clariasgarieoinus feeding essentially at 20 % replacement level for maize meal.


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