Effect of three different feeds on the growth and survival of sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821)

Authors

  • A.K. Sultan Mohideen The New College, Chennai.
  • M. Asrar Sheriff The New College, Chennai.
  • K. Altaff The New College, Chennai.

Abstract

Abstract         

The commercial value of ornamental fish is mainly dependent on fast growth and external body colouration. A study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of three types of feed (Pellet feed, Groundnut oil cake and Dry Tubifex) in the rearing of Sailfin molly. Survival and growth parameters such as length, weight and specific growth rate (SGR) of the fish were determined to evaluate the performance of the feeds. Results showed that Sailfin molly performed better in terms of survival (100%) and SGR (2.8±0.01%) when fed with Dry Tubifex compared to the other feeds. Thus, Dry Tubifex proved to be the best feed for Sailfin molly for increasing the growth and survival of the fish, and has tremendous significance in the ornamental fish industry.

 

Keywords: Ornamental fish, Sailfin molly, Feed, Survival, Growth, SGR.

 

Abstrak

Nilai komersial ikan hiasan bergantung terutamanya kepada kadar pertumbuhan dan pewarnaan badan luar. Satu kajian telah dijalankan untuk menilai keberkesanan tiga jenis makanan (makanan Pellet, kek minyak kacang tanah dan tubifeks kering) dalam penternakan ikan Sailfin molly. Kelangsungan hidup, parameter pertumbuhan seperti panjang, berat dan kadar pertumbuhan spesifik (SGR) ikan telah ditentukan untuk menilai prestasi pemakanan. Keputusan menunjukkan bahawa ikan Sailfin molly mempunyai prestasi yang lebih baik dari segi kelangsungan hidup (100%) dan SGR (2.8 ± 0.01%) setelah diberi makan dengan tubifex kering berbanding dengan pemakanan lain. Tubifex kering terbukti menjadi makanan yang terbaik untuk ikan Sailfin molly untuk meningkatkan pertumbuhan dan kelangsungan hidup yang mempunyai signifikan dalam industri ikan hiasan.

 

Kata kunci: Ikan hiasan, Sailfin molly, Pemakanan, Kelangsungan hidup, Pertumbuhan, SGR.

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Published

2014-06-30

How to Cite

Mohideen, A. S., Sheriff, M. A., & Altaff, K. (2014). Effect of three different feeds on the growth and survival of sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821). Revelation and Science, 4(1). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/revival/index.php/revival/article/view/108