Impact of Diverse Feed Stuffs on Weight Gain of Channa punctatus Raised in Cisterns

  • M.H. CHANDIO
  • H. KALHORO
  • S. KALHORO
  • J.A. BALOCH
  • R. IQBAL
  • N.T. NAREJO
Keywords: Snakehead; Growth, Survival, Protein, Cemented Cisterns.

Abstract

This current experiment was done to evaluate the various feeds items on growth and survival of Channa punctatusreared in cemented cisterns over a period of three months starting from March to May 2019 and June to August respectively. The experimental fish of same size (2.0 ± 0.91 g) were obtained from District Badin, Sindh. Four different types of feeds, namely, APC Meal (All Parts of Chicken meal) feed, Fishmeal, Formulated feed, Blood meal (Treatment I, II III and IV having two replicates. The experimental fish exhibited good growth and survival ratio fed with all parts of chicken meal (51.6 g weight gain) in experiment I trailed by experiment II (43.7 g) fed with Fishmeal, while fish fed with formulated feed showed (27.0 g) in treatment III and lowest was recorded from treatment V (22.4 g) fed with blood meal. The temperature values were fluctuate between 26.8-30.6○C, pH varied from (7.30-7.55 ppt), oxygen content water was detected 4.0-4.8g/l, Alkalinity between149-180g/l, Nitrate was noted from 0.168-0.178g/l and Ammonia from 0.35-0.55g/l. It concluded that that these values are in accordance with the suitable values for raising of any species in cisterns and ponds. It could therefore be concluded that the feed containing APC Meal (All Parts of Chicken meal) feed is tended to be appropriate for the growth and production of Channa punctatusreared in cemented cisterns.

Published
2020-06-23