International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research


International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Effects of Artificial Food Additives in Vietnam Koi, Anabas Testudineus (Bloch, 1792) Pond Culture System.


Mohammad Abdul Waseeh, AFM Arifur Rahman, Najmus Sakib Khan

To evaluate the effects of artificial food additives on feedings efficiency, growth performances, survival and production of Vietnami climbing perch (Anabas testudineus), A 97 days on-farm experiment was carried out. The study was conducted into three earthen ponds with two replications of each. Two different and locally available artificial food additives (Rapid Grow and Biozyme) were used in the experimentation and experimental unit were indicated as control (C), Treatment 1 (T1 –Rapid Grow) and Treatment 2 (T2 –Biozyme). About 500 fry (Average wt.2 g) were stocked in each experimental pond and fed four times in a day (8 a.m.11 a.m.2p.m and 5 p. m.). Highest average food conversion ratios (FCR) were found in control 1.85, 1.48 and 1.56, T1, and T2 respectively. Average protein efficiency ratios (PER) were 0.86±0.036, 0.91±0.044 and 0.92±0.037 in control, T1, and T2 respectively. The specific growth rate (SGR) was found 0.68±0.125%/d in the control, 0.83±0.242%/d in T1 and 0.99±0.128%/d in T2 respectively. Average daily gain (ADG) was found higher in T2 (3.18±1.576g/d), than in T1 (3.01±1.635 g/d) and in control (2.66±1.486 g/d). The survival rates were found 92.75%, 98.5% and 96.85% in Control, T1 and T2 respectively. It was observed that growth performances and feeding efficiency were in increaed in T1 than that of T2 and Control respectively. The best growth was found case of Vietnami koi (Anabas testudineus). The BCR was found better in T2 than T1, lowest BCR found in control. Finding suggets that artificial food additives has profound on feedings efficiency, growth performances, survival and production of Vietnami climbing perch (Anabas testudineus). However, more off farm and intensive trials are suggested to optimize the effect artificial food additives in growth and feeding regime for better fingerlings surval rate, production performance and profit.
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Mohammad Abdul Waseeh, AFM Arifur Rahman, Najmus Sakib Khan. Effects of Artificial Food Additives in Vietnam Koi, Anabas Testudineus (Bloch, 1792) Pond Culture System.. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 50-54
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