Capsaicin Supplemented Feed and its Effects on Stress Modulation in Nile Tilapia
Biodiversity, Conservation, and Bio-Resources Management
Biodiversity Conservation Trust Foundation (BCTF)
Place of Publication
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.
tilopia, conservation, farming, stress, nutraceutical
Paul McCain, Parveen Quarrar, and Ahmed Mustafa (2015).
Capsaicin Supplemented Feed and its Effects on Stress Modulation in Nile Tilapia. Biodiversity, Conservation, and Bio-Resources Management.1 (1), 25-38. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Biodiversity Conservation Trust Foundation (BCTF).