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dc.contributor.author Jha, Ghanshyam Nath en_US
dc.contributor.author Sarma, Debajit en_US
dc.contributor.author Qureshi, T.A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Akhtar, M.S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T18:27:54Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T18:27:54Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.other IJA_64.2012.752
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/23597 en_US
dc.description.abstract A 60-day experiment was carried out to elucidate the effect of marigold (Tagetes erecta) flower and beetroot (Beta vulgaris) meals on growth performance, carcass composition, and total carotenoids of snow trout, Schizothorax richardsonii. Two hundred and seventy fingerlings (9.19±0.29 g) were randomly distributed into nine treatments in triplicate (10 fish per tank). Nine isonitrogenous (35.25±0.9% crude protein) diets were prepared with graded levels (3%, 5%, 7%, 10%) of either marigold flower meal or beetroot meal; the control diet contained neither marigold flower nor beetroot meal. Weight gain and specific growth rate were significantly (p<0.05) higher in fish fed the diet containing 10% beetroot meal than in those fed the control diet. Body carotenoid was significantly enhanced (p<0.05) by the dietary supplements and increased linearly with the increase of marigold flower meal (Y = 0.532x + 1.126, R2 = 0.9803) and beetroot meal (Y = 0.491x + 1.341, R2 = 0.9376). Results indicate that inexpensive and readily available natural carotenoid sources such as marigold flower and beetroot meals can be incorporated into diets for S. richardsonii to enhance pigmentation and ornamental value. en_US
dc.format.extent 7 pages en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture. en_US
dc.title Effect of Marigold Flower and Beetroot Meals on Growth Performance, Carcass Composition, and Total Carotenoids of Snow Trout (Schizothorax richardsonii) en_US

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