A Comparison of the Growth of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) Fingerlings Fed with Blue Crown® And Skretting® Commercial Feeds

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ABSTRACT
A comparison of the growth of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)fingerlings fed with Blue crown® and Skretting® commercial feeds was studiedfor a period of 8 weeks. A total of sixty fingerlings of Oreochromis niloticuswere used. The treatments showed significant difference (p<0.05) in terms ofthe   mean   final   weights   of  5.23±0.01   to  5.32±0.01   for  Blue   crown®  andSkretting® respectively and gain in total length by the fish with values rangingfrom  0.93±0.03 to 1.13±0.03 for  Blue crown®  and  Skretting®. The SGR, GR,MFTL,   MFSL,   FCE   and   FCR   showed   no   significant   difference   (p>0.05)between   the   two   feeds.  Some   water   quality   parameters   assessed   during   theexperiment indicated that only the dissolved oxygen was significantly differentbetween the two treatments (p<0.05) with values ranging from 4.44±0.04 (Bluecrown®) to 4.58±0.04 (Skretting®). Since the growth of the fingerlings in bothfeed treatments did not differ when compared, it is inferred that the two feedscan be used in the culture of this species of fish.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENT
PAGE
TITLE PAGE
DECLARATION
CERTIFICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
DEDICATIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST NOF TABLE
LIST OF FIGURES
ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.0 Background of Study
1.1 Justification
1.2 Aims and Objectives

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Commercial feeds in Aquaculture
2.2 Feeds in the Culture of Oreochromis niloticus
2.3     Assessing Feed Utilization of Fish in Aquaculture

CHAPTER THREE
MATERIALS AND METHODS
3.0 Experimental Site
3.1 Experimental Setup
3.2 Experimental Feeds
3.3 Experimental Procedure
3.4     Determination of Growth of O. niloticus Fingerlings
3.5 Proximate Composition of the Diets
3.5.1 Crude Protein
3.5.2 Crude Lipid
3.5.3 Crude Fiber
3.5.4   Moisture 
3.5.5   Ash Content
3.6      Monitoring of Water Quality Parameters 
3.7    Statistical Analysis   

CHAPTER FOUR
RESULTS
4.1 Growth of O. niloticus Fingerlings Analysed  
4.2 Analysis of Blue Crown® and Skretting® Fed to   Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings
4.3  Analysed Mean Water Quality Parameters
4.4   Weekly Weight of O. niloticus Fingerlings for Eight Weeks 
4.5  The Weekly Total Length of O. niloticus Fingerlings for Eight Weeks
4.6  Weekly Standard Length of O. niloticus Fingerlings for Eight Weeks

CHAPTER FIVE
DISCUSSION 
5.0     Growth of Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings and feed analysis
5.1    Water quality parameters assessed

CHAPTER SIX 
5.1 CONCLUSION
5.2 RECOMMENDATIONS
REFERENCE

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE NO: TITLE PAGE
4.1 Growth Performance of Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings fed two commercial feeds 13
2.1 Manufacturer’s percentage proximate composition of the diets fed to Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings 6
4.2                Proximate analysis of the diets fed to Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings 14
4.3 Mean water quality of the test media containing Oreochromis niloticus  fingerlings fed two commercial Feeds 15
LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE
NO. TITLE PAGE
4.1 Weekly weight of Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings fed two commercial feeds. 16
4.2 Weekly Total Length of Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings fed two commercial feeds. 17
4.3 Weekly Standard Length of Oreochromis niloticus fed two commercial feeds 18

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Nwabuike, N. (2021). A Comparison of the Growth of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) Fingerlings Fed with Blue Crown® And Skretting® Commercial Feeds. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/my-project-403

MLA 8th

Nwabuike, Nicolette "A Comparison of the Growth of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) Fingerlings Fed with Blue Crown® And Skretting® Commercial Feeds" Afribary. Afribary, 23 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/my-project-403. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

MLA7

Nwabuike, Nicolette . "A Comparison of the Growth of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) Fingerlings Fed with Blue Crown® And Skretting® Commercial Feeds". Afribary, Afribary, 23 Jun. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/my-project-403 >.

Chicago

Nwabuike, Nicolette . "A Comparison of the Growth of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) Fingerlings Fed with Blue Crown® And Skretting® Commercial Feeds" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/my-project-403