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Vol. 7, Issue 8 (2018)

Evaluation of dietary utilization of phytobiotics along with vitamin c and chitosan and its impact on growth in fingerlings of Cyprinus carpio haematopterus

Author(s):
Iqra Nazir and Rikhi S Chauhan
Abstract:
The present study was carried out to evaluate growth promoting effect of Allium sativum, Curcuma longa, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera, Vitamin C and chitosan on the fingerlings of Cyprinus carpio haematopterus. The fingerlings weighing 33.0 ± 2 g were distributed randomly into four treatment groups T0, T1, T2 and T3 of 25 fishes each in triplicate. Four Isoproteinous experimental diets were prepared by mixing rice bran, deoiled mustard oil cake, deoiled soybean cake and vitamin-mineral mixture. The phytobiotics, Vitamin C and Chitosan were incorporated into diet as [Diet (D1) with control feed + 2.5 gm of garlic + 2.5 gm of guduchi + 2.5gm of turmeric +2.5 gm of ashwagandha. Diet (D2) with control feed + (2.5 gm of each plant) + 25 mg Vitamin C. Diet (D3) with control feed + (2.5 gm of each plant) + 2.5 gm Chitosan]. T0 group fishes were fed with D0 diet, T1 with D1, T2 with D2, T3 with D3 @ 5% body weight per day for 102 days. The water quality parameters were regularly monitored. Fingerlings fed with diet D3 achieved higher Net weight gain (NWG 17.49 ± 0.2461 g), specific growth rate (SGR 0.197 ± 0.0018 %), gross conversion efficiency (GCE 0.7478 ± 0.0019), better feed conversion ratio (FCR 1.337 ± 0.0057) and protein efficiency ratio (PER 1.158±0.0112) as compared to other treatments. The obtained results indicated that T3 was the best treatment which realized significant (P<0.05) increase in parameters related to growth performance. The results indicate that phytobiotics along with vitamin C and chitosan have very good growth promoting effect and does not have any adverse effect on health of Cyprinus carpio haematopterus in culture system.
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How to cite this article:
Iqra Nazir, Rikhi S Chauhan. Evaluation of dietary utilization of phytobiotics along with vitamin c and chitosan and its impact on growth in fingerlings of <em>Cyprinus carpio haematopterus</em>. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(8):281-285.

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