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dc.contributor.authorNgugi, Charles C.
dc.contributor.authorMugo-Bundi, J.
dc.contributor.authorOyoo-Okoth, E.
dc.contributor.authorManguya-Lusega, D.
dc.contributor.authorRasowo, J.
dc.contributor.authorChepkirui-Boit, V.
dc.contributor.authorOpiyo, M.
dc.contributor.authorNjiru, J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-27T08:10:28Z
dc.date.available2014-02-27T08:10:28Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-29
dc.identifier.citationAquaculture Research, 2013, 1 12en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9116
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.1111/are.12181en_US
dc.description.abstractThe effects of replacing fish meal with Caridina nilotica as a protein ingredient on growth performance, nutrient utilization, carcass, proximate composition and economic benefits in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) culture was evaluated. Replacement of the FM with C. nilotica was done at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% (D25, D50, D75 and D100) and the substitution effects was compared with the control diet (D0, 0% C. nilotica). After 140 days of culture, the best growth performance, nutrient utilization and economic benefits occurred in fish groups fed diets with 25% C. nilotica inclusion. However, growth performance in fish fed diets D50 and D75 were comparable with the control (P > 0.05). At 100% substitution level of FM with C. nilotica, the growth performance and fish survival was lower than control. Protein and lipid contents in the fish and their digestibilities were highest in diet D25 and decreased with increasing levels of substitution of FM with C. nilotica. This study demonstrate that utilization of local protein sources (C. nilotica) can be effectively used to replace up to 75% of FM in the diets without compromising growth performance, survival, nutrient utilization and economic benefits in O. niloticus culture.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.subjectOreochromis niloticusen_US
dc.subjectCaridina niloticaen_US
dc.subjectGrowthen_US
dc.subjectFCRen_US
dc.subjectNutrient utilizationen_US
dc.titleUtilization of Caridina nilotica (Roux) meal as a protein ingredient in feeds for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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