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Vol. 10, Issue 9 (2021)

Role of germinated fenugreek seed meal on growth performance, survival and proximate composition of Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758) fingerlings

Author(s):
Ruchika Sharma, ML Ojha, SK Sharma, HK Jain, NR Keer and Lekha
Abstract:
This experimental study was performed to evaluate the beneficial role of germinated fenugreek seed meal (GFSM) on growth performance, survival, and proximate composition of Cyprinus carpio fingerlings. Dietary supplementation of GFSM at an inclusion rate of 0% (T₀), 5% (T₁), 10% (T₂), 15% (T₃), 20% (T₄), and 25% (T₅) were fed to the fish @ 3% body weight. The experimental study duration was conducted for up to 60 days. Significantly (p< 0,05) higher growth performance such as weight gain (8.826±0.066 gm), % weight gain (92.586±0.356%), specific growth rate (1.092±0.003), gross conversion efficiency (0.351±0.001) and protein efficiency ratio (1.181±0.024) were observed at the 25% inclusion level of GFSM in the fish diet. While the lowest feed conversion ratio was recorded in T₅ group, i.e., (2.844±0.007) which indicated fish utilized a high amount of feed as compared to the control diet. A 100% survival rate occurred in treated fishes during the experimental period. The proximate composition of the experimental diet was not significantly different (p< 0.05). The crude protein level was increased with an increased dose of GFSM. However, the crude fat and ash amounts were found to be maximum in T₃ and T₅ group as compared to other treatments. No significant difference was observed in the moisture and carbohydrate levels of the Cyprinus carpio carcass. These results demonstrated that, GFSM at the rate of 25% in the diets of fish showed a beneficial effect on growth performance of fish and this level of GFSM can be used in the diet of carps.
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How to cite this article:
Ruchika Sharma, ML Ojha, SK Sharma, HK Jain, NR Keer, Lekha. Role of germinated fenugreek seed meal on growth performance, survival and proximate composition of Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758) fingerlings. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(9):155-160.

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