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Effect of low cost locally available ingredients on the growth performance of juveniles freshwater prwan Machrobrachium rosenbergii in the laboratory

Azam, Khairul and Koroi, Temalesi V. (2013) Effect of low cost locally available ingredients on the growth performance of juveniles freshwater prwan Machrobrachium rosenbergii in the laboratory. [Conference Proceedings]

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    Abstract

    Fiji has a strong demand for shrimp but farmers hardly meet the demand due to inadequate knowledge of local ingredients. A nutrition study was conducted to evaluate growth performance of juveniles of freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii with low cost formulated diets using locally available ingredients. Experiment 1 included six diets ( fish meal + wheat, Fish meal + meat bone meal + wheat, Fish bone meal + fish meal + wheat, Meat bone meal + wheat, Meat fish meal + fish meal + wheat and Meat fish meal + wheat). Diets for Experiment 2 were Fish meal + wheat, Fish meal + meat meal, Fish meal + meat meal + crest tilapia pellet, Fish meal + meat meal + copra meal, Fish meal + wheat + pea meal and Crest tilapia pellet . Each experiment (6 diets x 3 replicates) was done in the Laboratory. Juveniles were fed twice a day for a period of three and four weeks in Experiment 1 and 2. Results indicated no significant (P>0.05) differences in water quality parameters. All nitrates, nitrites and ammonia concentration were less than 0.2 mg/L. Fat and crude fiber content was lowest and highest in crest pellet tilapia (4.60% and 17.98%). Experiment 1 showed slight variations in the growth performance. In Experiment 2, crest tilapia pellet indicated better result in weight gain (7.04

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Marine Studies
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email khairul.azam@usp.ac.fj
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 12:59
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 16:25
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7086
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