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STUDY ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND FEED CONVERSION RATIO OF LABEO ROHITA FED ON SOYBEAN MEAL, BLOOD MEAL AND CORN GLUTEN 60% 

M. Saeed, M. Salim and U. Noreen

Department of Zoology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Abstract

    A seven weeks study was conducted to find out the growth performance and feed conversion ratio (FCR) for Labeo rohita  fingerlings fed on reference and three test diets; test diet-1 (soybean meal), test diet-2 (blood meal), test diet-3 (corn gluten 60%). All the diets were iso-nitrogenous (30% crude protein) and iso-caloric (2700 kcal/kg). Fish were fed on 4% of wet body weight daily. Average body weight gain by Labeo rohita was highest for test diet-3 (10.1875 ± 0.8839g), followed by test diet-2 (9.9762 ± 0.859g), test diet-1 (8.83 ± 1.442g) and reference diet (9.390 ± 0.9226g). The best FCR value was (2.3167 ± 0.872) for test diet-3, followed by test diet-1 (3.4636 ± 0.697), test diet-3 (5.00 ± 1.2728) and reference diet (3.927 ± 0.1862).

Key words: Labeo rohita, growth performance, FCR, soybean meal, blood meal, corn gluten 60%.

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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