Title

Capsaicin Supplemented Feed and its Effects on Stress Modulation in Nile Tilapia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Source

Biodiversity, Conservation, and Bio-Resources Management

Volume

1

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

25-38

Publisher

Biodiversity Conservation Trust Foundation (BCTF)

Place of Publication

Dhaka, Bangladesh

ISBN/ISSN

2412-2416

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Properties of the nutraceutical capsaicin were assessed in order to determine its effects on several stress bio-markers in teleost fish. Nile tilapia, Orechromis niloticus, were fed a diet supplemented with capsaicin for eight weeks, and crowding stressor was used in order to ascertain capsaicin's ability to modulate stress in comparison with control animals. Biomarkers-plasma cortisol, blood glucose, spleen somatic index, packed cell volume, plasma protein, condition factor, and macrophage phagocytic activity were assessed bi-weekly during the experimental period. The results indicated that capsaicin produced no statistically significant differences between fish receiving the capsaicin and those which did not. A cluster based analysis using data mining confirmed the findings that at 0.02% of the diet, capsaicin produced no statistically significant differences.

Keywords

tilopia, conservation, farming, stress, nutraceutical

Disciplines

Biology

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