Effect of moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) leaf meal supplementation on growth and nutrient digestibility of rohu and PACU under different culture practices
M Ajithkumar, U Bhavatharanya, V Manikandan and M Menaga
An eight-week experiment was conducted to assess the influence of 10% moringa leaf meal as a replacement of fish meal in the supplementary diet and its effect on the growth performance of monoculture and polyculture of pacu (Piaractus brachypomus) and rohu (Labeo rohita). 120 fingerlings were randomly assigned to four treatments: control (Mono and Polyculture of pacu and rohu), T1 (Monoculture of pacu), T2 (Monoculture of rohu), and T3 (Polyculture of rohu and pacu) in triplicates of circular tanks of 25m3 for 60 days. The basal and reference diets with crude protein and lipid were supplemented throughout the experiment. The growth performance of the fishes had significantly higher in the reference diets over the basal diet. The results showed that the growth performance of rohu and pacu in T3 had significantly higher than other treatments. Compatibility was observed between rohu and pacu in the polyculture system. It can be concluded that Moringa oleifera leaf meal 10% supplemented feed improves the polyculture system's overall growth performance than a monoculture system.
How to cite this article:
M Ajithkumar, U Bhavatharanya, V Manikandan, M Menaga. Effect of moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) leaf meal supplementation on growth and nutrient digestibility of rohu and PACU under different culture practices. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(6):328-332.