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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 3328-3339
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.356


Evaluation of Selected Dietary Probiotics on Growth Performance, Nutrient Utilization and Body Carcass Composition of Mystus Cavasius (Hamilton, 1822) Fry
Md. Zulfikar Ali1, Mritunjoy Paul2*, Prasanta Jana2, Md. Khalilur Rahman1 and Yahia Mahmud1
1Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Mymensingh-2201, Bangladesh
2Fish Nutrition, Biochemistry & Physiology Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai-400061, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A 60 days experiment was conducted in lab conditions to evaluate the potentiality of selected probiotics on growth performance, feed efficiency and nutrient utilization to develop cost-effective quality feed for Mystus cavasius. The uniform size fry (average weight 1.05±0.04 g) were randomly distributed in five experimental groups into triplicates in a series of cylindrical fiberglass tank (70L each) containing 50 fishes each following completely randomized design (CRD). Five iso-nitrogenous (CP 32%) and iso-caloric (GE 366 Kcal /100g) experimental diets were formulated by selecting four types of probiotics: Bactocell (Pediococcus acidilactici) as T1, Bacillus subtilis as T2, Levucell (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as T3, Mixture of above three stains as T4 and a control diet with no probiotics. The fishes were fed thrice a day at a rate of 12-6% of their body weight. At the end of the feeding trial, highest net weight gain, percentage weight gain, specific growth rate (SGR), feed conversion efficiency (FCE) and protein efficiency ratio (PER) were observed (P <0.05) in the T1 group. FCR was lowest in T1 group (P <0.05) which was significantly different from other groups except T2 group. The proximate carcass composition differs significantly (P <0.05) among different experimental groups. These results clearly suggest that the inclusion of Bactocell (Pediococcus acidilactici) as probiotic at 0.05% level can improve growth performance, nutrient utilization and feed efficiency in M. cavasius fry.


Keywords: Mystus cavasius, Probiotics, Growth performance, Nutrient utilization, Carcass composition.
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Zulfikar Ali, Md., Mritunjoy Paul, Prasanta Jana, Md. Khalilur Rahman and Yahia Mahmud. 2018. Evaluation of Selected Dietary Probiotics on Growth Performance, Nutrient Utilization and Body Carcass Composition of Mystus Cavasius (Hamilton, 1822) Fry.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 3328-3339. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.356