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Effect of Substitution of Fish Meal by Maggot Meal on Growth Characteristics of Clarias Jaensis (Boulenger, 1909)

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Tsoupou Kuété Suzy Gwladys1,*, Komguep Nganyo Ronald2, Tonfack Achile Peguy3, Kpoumie Nsangou Amidou4, Mube Kuietche Hervé5, Guefack Maguim Sosthene2, Defang Fualefac Henry6, Efole Ewoukem Thomas7

1Animal and Fish Production Program, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, SSRECOMA Kribi, Cameroon.

2Department of Zootechnics, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

3Animal and Fish Production Program, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Garoua, Cameroon. 

4Department of Aquaculture, Institute of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Douala, Cameroon.

5Faculty of Agriculture and agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

6ENSET Kumba, Kumba, Cameroon.

7Department of Aquatic Ecosystem’s Management, University of Douala, Cameroon.

*Corresponding author: Tsoupou Kuété Suzy Gwladys


The aim was to contribute to the valorization of the alternative sources of animal protein. More specifically, it was question to evaluate the effect of substitution of the fish meal by the maggot meal on the survival, growth performances and food production cost of Clarias jaensis. To this end, 120 fingerlings were divided in four groups (T0, T1, T2 and T3) repeated 3 times and receiving 0, 50, 75 and 100% of maggot meal. The fish were fed to 5% of ichtyo biomass for 3 months. The treatments did not have any significant effect on survival, FC, SL, LW, WG, ADG and SGR (P>0.05). However, the values of the LW (145.12±20.72), WG (104.12±20.72g), ADG (1.16±0.23g) and SGR (1.39±0.14) were higher with T2. The CI (1.46±0.04) of this same treatment were weaker and the condition factor K (1.19±0.22) was higher as compared to other treatment (P<0.05). However, the lowest value of the cost of feed consumption and feed production was recorded with the T2 ration (75% of maggots meal) and highest with the control ration T0 (0% of maggots meal) (P<0.05). This study revealed that incorporation of the maggot meal in feed increases the growth performances of Clarias jaensis fingerlings.


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Effect of Substitution of Fish Meal by Maggot Meal on Growth Characteristics of Clarias Jaensis (Boulenger, 1909)

How to cite this paper:  Tsoupou Kuété Suzy Gwladys, Komguep Nganyo Ronald, Tonfack Achile Peguy, Kpoumie Nsangou Amidou, Mube Kuietche Hervé, Guefack Maguim Sosthene, Defang Fualefac Henry, Efole Ewoukem Thomas. (2023) Effect of Substitution of Fish Meal by Maggot Meal on Growth Characteristics of Clarias Jaensis (Boulenger, 1909)International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture7(1), 48-55.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2023.03.008

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