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Growth Performance of Clarias gariepinus Fed Varying Levels of Sorghum bicolor Waste Meal  

Tiamiyu L.O. , Okomoda V.T. , Ogodo J.U.
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 20   doi: 10.5376/ija.2016.06.0020
Received: 11 Dec., 2015    Accepted: 14 Mar., 2016    Published: 22 Nov., 2016
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Tiamiyu L.O., Okomoda V.T., and Ogodo J.U., 2016, Growth Performance of Clarias gariepinus Fed Varying Levels of Sorghum bicolor Waste Meal, International Journal of Aquaculture, 6(20): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2016.06.0020)

Abstract

Sorghum bicolor waste meal is a by-product of sorghum fermentation and contain about 11% crude protein, the process involve in it’s production make it an excellent unconventional feed stuff for animal nutrition, however little is known about it potential in fish nutrition. This study was therefore designed to investigating it’s nutritional value in the diet of African catfish Clarias gariepinus. Iso-nitrogenous diets were formulated with Sorghum bicolor waste meal included at 5, 10, 15 and 20%. Fingerlings (2.01g) were fed for 56 day and the growth performance and nutrient utilization determined. Result obtained shows that  Sorghum bicolor waste meal can be included up to 20% without any negative effect on growth (P<0.05), fermentation process involved in the production of the unconventional feed stuff was largely thought to have improved the feed digestibility

Keywords
Guinea corn waste; NCFRs; Fermentation; African catfish
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