Comparative Studies on Specific Growth Rate and Feed Conversion Efficiencies of Schizothorax Niger and Schizothorax Esocinus
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 57-62
Received: Feb. 11, 2014; Published: Mar. 20, 2014
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Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, P. G. Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir J&K, India
Ulfat Jan, P. G. Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir J&K, India
G. Mustafa Shah, P. G. Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir J&K, India
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Schizothoracinae being a native fish species of Kashmir and its population is being declining day by day. Hence an attempt has been made to culture the fish on artificial diet and observe the effect of artificial diet on the growth and feed conversion efficiency. For this work three water bodies have been taken Beerwa spring, Akad river tributary and kokernag fish hatchery, in which two species of Schizothoracinae viz, Schizothorax esocinus and Schizothorax Niger were reared. The diet provided was made of different ingredients. The SGR results observed at three sites in case of S. Niger at control were 1.1 gms/day, 2gms/day and 1.93 gms/day and in culture were 2.3 gms/day, 2.63 gms/day and 1.93 gms/day respectively. S. esocinus under control at three sites has shown 0.93 gms/day, 1.66 gms/day and 0.93 gms/day and during the culture has shown3.86 gms/day, 3.63 gms/day,and 3.36 gms/day respectively. Feed conversion efficiency observed under controlled conditions in S.Niger at three sites were 0.27 gms/day, 0.5gms/day, and 0.48 gms / day and under culture were 0.57 gms/day, 0.65 gms / day, 3.03 gms / day respectively. Whereas FCR observed at three sites under controlled conditions in S. esocinus were 0.23 gms/day, 0.41 gms/day,0.23 gms/day and under culture were 0.96 gms/day,0.90 gms/day and 0.84 gms/day respectively.
Schizothorax Niger, Schizothorax Esocinus, Diet, SGR, FCR
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Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Ulfat Jan, G. Mustafa Shah, Comparative Studies on Specific Growth Rate and Feed Conversion Efficiencies of Schizothorax Niger and Schizothorax Esocinus, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 57-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20140202.14
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