Analysis of the housefly (Musca domestica) larvae (maggot), showed high content of protein, when combined in diet with farm by-product. Wheat offal and the maggot, at a ratio of 4:1 recorded higher growth rate or body weight gain of 3.62% per day and better feed conversion rate of 4.15 than when the wheat offal was fed singly. The maggot can be cheap source of protein for fish farmers.
KEY WORDS: Live maggots, Nile perch, Nigeria, fish growth, protein source.
Global Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol.2(2) 2003: 72-73