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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Haematological and biochemical blood profile of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) cultured in ponds of different water depth and fed sinking versus floating diet
Author(s): Abdel-Hay, Abdel-Hay M
Elsawy, Monira Y
Emam, Wasseem
Eltras, Wael F
Mohamed, Radi A
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Keywords: pond water depth
floating and sinking fish feed
African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)
physiological response
Issue Date: 2021
Date Deposited: 19-Jul-2021
Citation: Abdel-Hay AM, Elsawy MY, Emam W, Eltras WF & Mohamed RA (2021) Haematological and biochemical blood profile of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) cultured in ponds of different water depth and fed sinking versus floating diet. Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry, 37 (2), pp. 117-126.
Abstract: This study contributes data on haematological and biochemical parameters of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. It employed a 3 × 2 factorial design with three ponds of different water depth (0.5, 1 and 1.5 m) and two types of feed (floating and sinking). Twelve earthen ponds (1 m x 2 m) were stocked with 16 fingerlings catfish each (mean weight ~100g) and their blood parameters were monitored over 12 weeks. Differences in hematological parameters related to water depth were mostly significant, and better results were recorded in fish reared in shallower water ponds. Feed type showed improved hematological parameters with using of sinking diet. Most biochemical parameters showed significant differences in pond waters depth and feed type with better results coincided with rearing fish in shallower water depth and with sinking feed. Conclusively, culturing Catfish in shallow ponds (0.5 m) and use of sinking feed improve physiological response and health condition.
DOI Link: 10.2298/BAH2102117A
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