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GROWTH AND BIOCHEMICAL EVALUATIONS OF Clarias gariepinus (BURCHELL) FED SOLID STATE FERMENTED GROUNDNUT (Arachis hypogeal) SHELL SUPPLEMENTED DIETS

SOGBESAN, Olukayode Amos and EKUNDAYO, Taiye Michael
Department of Fisheries, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria
* Correspondence author: email: sokayfish@mautech.edu.ng ; +2348161518298

This research study was carried out to evaluate the effect of feeding fermented groundnut shell supplementary diet on the biochemical performances of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings. Semi flow through consist of fifteen plastic bowls were used and ten Clarias gariepinus fingerlings (mean weight (3.00±0.05g) per plastic bowl, each in triplicate. Five treatment bowls were fed experimental diets containing 40.00% crude protein supplemented with fermented groundnut shells. Diet 1- unfermented groundnut shell (control diet), diet 2 - 12 hours fermented groundnut shell without potash, diets 3, 4, and 5 - fermented groundnut shells with potash at fermentation time of 12, 24, and 48 hours respectively. Data generated were subjected to ANOVA at p<0.05.

The results of the experiment showed that the best feed conversion ratio (FCR) was also recorded in fish fed diet 5 (0.43). Results showed that there were increase in the blood parameters of Clarias gariepinus fed fermented groundnut shell supplemented diets compared to the control diet but were statistically different (p<0.05). Highest Packed cell volume of 22.23%, White Blood Cell, 15.50 x 103,red blood cell 9.35 x 106 and Haemoglobin, 10.35 g/dl were recorded in fish fed diet 5. All blood parameters obtained were between the range of recommended fish blood. It is concluded that using fermented groundnut shell as supplementary feed on Clarias gariepinus showed a slight increase in the haematological parameters compared with the control diet but it has no negative effect on the health status of the studied fish. However, diet 5 can be used as feed in aquaculture, to enhance fish health, survival and growth performance.




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