Comparative Study of Commercial Feeds and Farm-made Aqua-Feed on the Growth of Clarias gariepinus Fingerlings
A feeding trial was conducted to compare the performance of Clarias gariepinus on four commercial catfish feeds and an on-farm aquafeed. The four catfish commercial diets were Coppens, Superindo and Chi manufactured in the Netherland, Indonesia and Nigeria respectively. 10 fingerlings of Clarias gariepinus (0.87 ±0.02g) were randomly distributed in a round plastic bowl of 20 litres capacity in triplicate. The feeding trial was run for 56 days. The results obtained indicated no significant difference (P>0.05) between the commercial catfish feeds and the on-farm made aquafeed. The conclusion is that farmer can feed his fishes with appropriate formulated on-farm feed without any detrimental effects on the growth of the fishes.
Key words : Aquaculture feeds, Cost, Production