Growth and Economic Performance of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell,1822) Fed Diets Containing Black Soldier Fly Larvae Hermetia illucens Linnaeus, 1758)

Abstract/Overview

Insect meals have been proposed as a potential alternative protein source for replacing fishmeal (FM), the key ingredient in aquaculture diets, yet is the most scarce and expensive. However, not much work has been done on the effects of replacing FM with black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens ) larvae meal (BSFLM) on the growth and economic performance of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings. This study investigated the effect of replacing FM with BSFLM on the growth and economic performance of African catfish. Five isonitrogenous (40% CP) diets were formulated to replace 100% FM, 75% FM, 50% FM, 25% FM and 0% FM with BSFLM, hereafter referred to as BSFLM0, BSFLM25, BSFLM50, BSFLM75and BSFLM100 diets, respectively. Six hundred mixed-sex fingerlings of mean weight 0.46±0.02g were stocked in 15 plastic tanks (40 fingerlings/tank, three replicates/treatment). Fish were hand-fed at 6% body weight twice a day for 12 weeks. Significant differences (P

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APA

Beven</div>, < (2024). Growth and Economic Performance of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell,1822) Fed Diets Containing Black Soldier Fly Larvae Hermetia illucens Linnaeus, 1758). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/growth-and-economic-performance-of-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822-fed-diets-containing-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-linnaeus-1758

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Beven</div>, <div>Mundida "Growth and Economic Performance of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell,1822) Fed Diets Containing Black Soldier Fly Larvae Hermetia illucens Linnaeus, 1758)" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/growth-and-economic-performance-of-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822-fed-diets-containing-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-linnaeus-1758. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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Beven</div>, <div>Mundida . "Growth and Economic Performance of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell,1822) Fed Diets Containing Black Soldier Fly Larvae Hermetia illucens Linnaeus, 1758)". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/growth-and-economic-performance-of-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822-fed-diets-containing-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-linnaeus-1758 >.

Chicago

Beven</div>, <div>Mundida . "Growth and Economic Performance of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell,1822) Fed Diets Containing Black Soldier Fly Larvae Hermetia illucens Linnaeus, 1758)" Afribary (2024). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/growth-and-economic-performance-of-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822-fed-diets-containing-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-linnaeus-1758