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Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 22-26
DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2020.22.26
 
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Effect of Different Levels of Saponin on Growth Performance and Food Efficiency in Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata)
Davoud Mohammad Rezaei

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Saponin is one of the most common compounds in plant that can have a wide biological effect on organisms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of saponins on growth performance in male and female fish. Materials and Methods: Forty two male and female of convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) were fed with a diet containing three different levels of saponin (150, 300 and 700 mg kg1 of food) for 21 days. Results: Measurement of growth indices and food efficiency showed that saponin in high doses can change the growth performance and related indicators. In both sexes, the saponin has led to an increase in specific growth rate and improved body weight increasing and food efficiency. It was achieved at a level of 700 mg kg1 food for male, while for female, it at the level of 300 mg kg1 of food. Conclusion: The presence of saponin in the diet with certain amounts can improve the growth performance and food efficiency. Results showed some differences according to gender in several factors. So, it seems effect of saponin on growth performance and food efficiency is depends on gender and species.
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Davoud Mohammad Rezaei , 2020. Effect of Different Levels of Saponin on Growth Performance and Food Efficiency in Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata). Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 15: 22-26.

DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2020.22.26

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jfas.2020.22.26

 
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