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Equijost. 2020; 7(1): 35-40

Cost and Benefit of Utilizing Processed Moringa oleifera Seed Meal in The Diets of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)

Auwal Haruna, Joseph Kayode Ipinjolu, Israel Obaroh, Abdullahi Orire.


The study evaluated the economic potentials of processed Moringa oleifera seed meal as alternative dietary ingredient to fishmeal for Clarias gariepinus fingerlings. Five isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets were formulated, in which the processed seed meal replaced fishmeal at 0, 20, 40, 60 and 80 %, representing diets 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The fingerlings were fed the experimental diets for a period of twelve weeks. The highest economic conversion ratio 280.08±5.42 was recorded in fish fed the control diet T1 (0%) and was significantly different (p

Key words: Highest, Lowest, Fishmeal, Moringa seed meal, Cost

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