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GROWTH RATE AND FEED CONVERSION RATIO IN MAJOR CARPS FED ON RICE POLISHING AND MAIZE OIL CAKE

A. Qadoos, I. Ahmad and P. Akhtar1

Department of Zoology and Fisheries, 1Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Abstract

    In two earthen ponds of 200 m2 areas, major carps were stocked  in the ratio of 20 Labeo rohita, 15 Catla catla and 15 Cirrhinus mrigala. One pond was given rice polishing and the other pond was given maize oil cake as supplementary feed, both at rate of 4% of wet body weight of fish daily for 136 days. The overall growth rate was recorded to be 92.06 g/day in pond given rice polishing and 120.68 g/day in that given maize oil cake. The overall feed conversion ratio was 2.47 for rice polishing and 2.79 for maize oil cake.

Key words: Major carps, growth, feed conversion ratio.

 
   

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



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