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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2003  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 601 - 604

Effect of Replacement of Fish Meal by Soybean and Sunflower Meal in the Diet of Cyprinus carpio Fingerlings

Muhammad Nasim Khan, Mussarat Parveen, Abdul Rab, Muhammad Afzal, Lubna Sahar, Muhammad Ramzan Ali and S.M.H.M. Naqvi


An 8 week experiment was conducted in glass aquaria to replace fish meal by soybean meal and sunflower meal in the diet of Cyprinus carpio. For that purpose fingerlings of approximately equal weight and length were distributed randomly in aquaria and fed on selective feeds based with fish meal (F1), soybean meal (F2), sunflower meal (F3) and aquarium feed (F4). The results of the trial showed that the total weight gain in gram was 28.06, 15.60, 20.15, 29.17 for F1, F2, F3 and F4 respectively. FCR was 2.40,4.09,3.17,2.16 and SGR was 0.904, 0.507,0.668,1.059 for F1, F2, F3 and F4, respectively. According to the data obtained aquarium feed was better than other feeds but statistical analysis for cost effectiveness (p<0.05) showed that aquarium feed was not suitable to use and fish meal was non replaceable but can be supplemented with sunflower and soybean meals to produce a cost effective feed. While among soybean and sunflower meals the latter was proved to be more effective.

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