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dc.contributor.author Alegbeleye W.O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Obasa S.O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Olude O.O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Moronkeji T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Abdulraheem I. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-22T20:13:36Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-22T20:13:36Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.other IJA_64.2012.731
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/23180 en_US
dc.description.abstract The suitability of fermented pigeon pea meal as a protein ingredient in diets for Clarias gariepinus fingerlings was evaluated. A strain of Rhizopus oligoporus was used to ferment the meal for six days at 37°C. Five isonitrogenous (30% crude protein) and isoenergetic (16.45 MJ/kg) diets were formulated in which fermented meal was used to replace soybean meal at five inclusion levels (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%). Diets were fed to triplicate groups of C. gariepinus fingerlings for 70 days. Crude protein content (22.6%-27.0%), total sugar, calcium, and phosphorus increased while lipids, carbohydrate, crude fiber, and antinutritional factors decreased in catfish fed increasing levels of pigeon pea meal. The group fed the 100% diet had significantly (p<0.05) better growth, which declined as the inclusion level declined. The apparent digestibility coefficients protein and dry increased with the inclusion level. No histopathological changes were observed in the liver. The highest crude protein content in catfish tissues was obtained in the group that received the highest inclusion level. The study shows that fermented pigeon pea meal can replace soybean meal in practical feeds for C. gariepinus without compromising growth performance or nutrient utilization. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 pages en_US
dc.publisher Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject fermentation en_US
dc.subject Cajanus cajan en_US
dc.subject soybean en_US
dc.subject growth en_US
dc.subject nutrient utilization en_US
dc.subject Clarias gariepinus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Growth Performance and Nutrient Utilization of African Mud Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Fingerlings fed Different Levels of Fermented Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) meal en_US

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