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Growth performance of Oreochromis variabilis larvae: A case Study of Effect of Live and Formulated Diets on Growth and Survival rates

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dc.contributor.author Maithya, J
dc.contributor.author Owuor, J. B. Okeyo
dc.contributor.author Abila, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-10T06:57:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-10T06:57:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3987
dc.description.abstract Oreochromis variabilis Boulenger (1906) is an indigenous but endangered fish species of Lake Victoria. It is among the species targeted for stock enhancement and restoration in Kenya. Such mass stock enhancement requires knowledge and maximization of larviculture of this fish species. This study investigated the growth potential of O. variabilis fry using diets formulated from locally available feed materials and under uncontrolled local environment in the larviculture. Fish fry reared on formulated diets incorporating Rastrineobola argentea Pellegrin and Caridina nilotica Roux as protein source and cassava as basal feed gave higher growth and survival rates than those maintained on plankton live feed. The study concluded that viability of larviculture of O. variabilis using formulated artificial diets may be achieved, and that this provides important breakthrough in the propagation of seed stock of O. variabilis for mass culture of the species for purposes of stock enhancement, restoration and sustainable fisheries development programs of endangered fish species so as to boost food security in Kenya. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Oreochromis variabilis en_US
dc.subject endangered species en_US
dc.subject larviculture en_US
dc.subject stock enhancement en_US
dc.subject restoration en_US
dc.subject fisheries development en_US
dc.title Growth performance of Oreochromis variabilis larvae: A case Study of Effect of Live and Formulated Diets on Growth and Survival rates en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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