Title

The Validation of Effect of Neutraceuticals on Growth and Immune Response of Nile Tilapia in Cool Water Using a Cluster-Based Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-31-2013

Publication Source

Journal of Applied Aquaculture

Volume

25

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

132-147

DOI

10.1080/10454438.2013.788901

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

We evaluated the technical feasibility of reducing water dependency of rohu, Labeo rohita, culture with biofloc under light-limited indoor culture. Biofloc and control treatments were conducted in 700-L indoor tanks at three different stocking densities (STD): 1.3, 2.6, and 3.9 Nos. fish m−2 of surface area of tank for a period of 90 days. In biofloc treatment, fish were fed 20% crude protein feed and extra organic carbon in the form of wheat flour, whereas in case of control treatment they were fed 30% crude protein feed only. Fish survival was 100% in both the treatments. Lower stocking density produced larger fish, but growth was similar within stocking densities among control and biofloc treatments. The nutritional quality of biofloc was found to be quite suitable for rohu. Frequency of water exchange was significantly less in biofloc treatments as compared to the control ones.

Disciplines

Biology

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