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Evaluation of Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas) Peel as a Replacement for Maize Meal in the Diet of Clarias gariepinus Fingerling

The study seeks to investigate the suitability of sweet potato peel (SPP) as an energy source in replacing increasingly expensive conventional Yellow Maize Meal (YMM) in the diet of African catfish fingerlings. Result obtained reveals that SPP can completely replace Maize meal (at 33.35 level of inclusion). However growth parameters were maximum at 16.68 and 25.01 level of inclusion in the diet (i.e., at 50 and 75% substitution level respectively). Carcass of fish feed experimental diets also shows higher protein and lipid content for dietary inclusions of SPP compared to the initial and fish fed the control diet. Use of cassava peels to replace conventional energy source is therefore advice so as to reduce production cost and consequently recycling of waste to wealth at no cost.


Solomon, Shola Gabriel; Okomoda, Victor Tosin, Oloche, Joshua Andrew

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