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Formulation of cost effective grow out feeds for Macrobrachium rosenbergii culture in Fiji

Azam, Khairul and Koroi, Temalesi V. (2013) Formulation of cost effective grow out feeds for Macrobrachium rosenbergii culture in Fiji. Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production, 1 (3). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2332-2608

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    The change from traditional subsistence to semi-intensive is leading to an increase in the demand for aquaculture feeds. The culture of freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii in Fiji as protein source and source of income for small-scale farmers is important. However, due to the unavailability and high cost of feed ingredients and formulated feeds, the supply and quality of feeds for aquaculture development is restricted. In addition, the lack of information on cost 13effective channels to deliver feeds to farmers has contributed to the poor production and profitability. A nutritional study was conducted to evaluate growth performance of M. rosenbergii fed iso-energetic, low cost formulated diets, using locally available ingredients in ponds for 124 days. Two formulated (MBM+MM+CP-diet 1 and FM+Wht-diet 2)and two commercial (Crest tilapia pellet-diet 3 and Pacific prawn pellet - diet 4) diets were fed. The study indicated no significant differences for weight gain and survival rate (P "65 0.05). It was observed that diet 2 induced highest growth rate while the lowest FCR (0.97

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Macrobrachium rosenbergii; Formulated diets; Commercial diets; Growth rate; Costs
    Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE)
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 16:05
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 16:29

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