International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 3
Reproductive performance of female trichogaster leerii fed with enriched artemia

Mustafa MO, Lawal OA, Fafioye OO, Balogun RB, Aladesida AA, Chukwuma EC

In ornamental fish culture unpredictable and variable reproductive performance is an important limiting factor for successful mass production of juvenile. Pearl gourami, Trichogaster leerii is one of the most popular aquarium fish among the aquarists because of its compatibility with other species. Finding of reproduction study of this species can be successfully applied to many other gouramis. Thus, attempt was made to observe the effect of enriched live food organism diets on reproductive performance of T. leerii. Experiment was conducted in 60x30x30cm glass tank having 54-Lcapacity, filled with water up to a level of 15 cm. The adult females of pearl gourami (length 5.70 ± 0.07 cm and weight 1.9417 ± 0.11g) were fed with different enriched on grown Artemia viz. emulsion of cod liver oil and ground nut oil cake, spirulina powder, EPA/DHA medium. The maximum number of spawn 1874 ± 25.26 were produced by each female fed with Artemia enriched with emulsion of cod liver oil and ground nut oil cake. Therefore, use of enriched Artemia with emulsion of cod liver oil and ground nut oil cake for better reproductive performance of brood stock of T. leerii is recommended.
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