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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:46:44 AM
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Effect of varying levels of sweet potato peels on growth, feed utilisation and some biochemical responses of the Cichlid
 
Omoregie.E, Igoche. L, Ojobe .To, Absalom.KV and BC Onusiriuka
 
 

Fish feed is the most expensive input in aquaculture operations. Much of the high cost of feed arises from extensive reliance on protein sources- fishmeal and shrimp meal. The shortage and high cost of pelleted feed severely constrained the development of low cost aquaculture systems suitable for small-scale farmers in the developing countries.

 

Hence, there is a need to assess the potential of non-conventional raw ingredients such as the sweet potato peels. It would therefore be more economical to utilise plant protein in fish feeding than high cost animal protein materials.

 
 

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Article made possible through the contribution of African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development.

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