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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2018, Vol 18, Num, 2     (Pages: 223-227)

An Evaluation of Optimal Dietary Protein Requirements of All Parts Chicken Meal for Indian Major Carps (Catla catla, Labeo rohita and Cirhinus mrigala)

Aasia Karim 1 ,Mohammad Shoaib 2

1 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Department of Zoology, Karachi, Pakistan
2 University of Karachi, Department of Zoology, Karachi 75270, Pakistan
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v18_2_01 Viewed : 3615 - Downloaded : 3282 A feeding experiment was conducted for one year with six formulated diets containing all parts chicken meal in three different inclusion levels (25%, 35% and 45%) as APCM I, APCM II, APCM III and Fish meal as Control I, Control II and Control III, to examine the potential of all parts chicken meal as a substitute of fish meal in the diet of Indian major carps in intensive polyculture system. Fingerlings of Catla catla, Labeo rohita and Cirhinus mrigala were fed on experimental diets. It is evident by the results that growth is highly affected by dietary ingredients and its level of inclusion in diet. With increasing level of fishmeal, a noticeable decrease in growth was observed, as Control I, II and III produced 67.3 g, 50.5 g and 39.6 g mean weight gain respectively. While opposite trend of growth was observed with APCM based diet i.e., APCM III (45% inclusion of APCM) produced significantly higher growth with a decreased FCR. The two-way analysis of variance for weight, DFA, SGR and FCR against months showed highly significant relationship in all diets. Except moisture and ash, fish carcass composition was significantly affected by protein source and its inclusion level. Keywords : Chicken meal, Carps, polyculture