The Growth and Survival of Clarias Gariepinus Fry Fed Various Dry Feeds (Baker’s Yeast, Fishmeal, Egg Yolk, Artemia And Combination of Artemia And Fishmeal) With Cod Liver Oil as Supplement for Test Starter Diet (Published)
- gariepinus (0.02g) of 1 week old were subjected to five diets consisting of baker’s yeast, fishmeal, chicken egg yolk, Artemia and the combinations of Artemia and fishmeal with a drop of cod liver oil as supplement to each treatment. The fry were fed to satiation daily and the study lasted for 5 weeks. At the end of the study, the respective treatments were compared on the basis of percentage weight gain, body length, survival rate, and condition factor. Fry fed on Artemia and fishmeal with a drop of cod liver oil were significantly higher (5.01cm and 2.8g for length and weight respectively and 95% survival of the fish fry) than those fed on other diets. This present research recommends that at larval to fry age C. gariepinus requires the combinations of Artemia and fishmeal with a drop of cod liver oil.
Keywords: Diets, Growth, survival and Clarias gariepinus