Nilem Carp Fish (Osteochilus hasselti) Performance in Various Feed Energy-Protein Ratios

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Yuli Andriani
Fikri Khairun Akbar
Zahidah .
Rita Rostika
Kiki Haetami
Junianto .


This study aimed to understand the effects of various energy-protein ratios of feed on nilem carp fish (Osteochilus hasselti) growth. This study was conducted from September to October 2017 at the Laboratory of Building 4, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Universitas Padjajaran. The average size of the test fish was ± 7 cm with an average weight of 3 grams. This was a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) experimental study consisting of 5 treatments and 3 repetition. The treatments given were 5 feed formulas based on different feed protein energy ratios, i.e. treatment A (31% protein, ratio 10), treatment B (31% protein, ratio 8), treatment C (28% protein, ratio 10), D (28% protein, ratio 8), and E (30% protein commercial feed/control). Feed, 5% of the test fish total weight, was provided 3 times a day. Parameters observed were daily growth rate, feed conversion, and survival. Data gained were analyzed using F-test, followed by Duncan Test if differences were found between treatments. Results showed that growth rate and feed conversion of all treatments were not different compared to control. The highest result was found in treatment A (31% protein, ratio 10) with a daily growth rate of 3.99% and feed conversion of 1.95%.

Nilem carp fish, protein-energy ratio, feed conversion, daily growth rate

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Andriani, Y., Akbar, F., ., Z., Rostika, R., Haetami, K., & ., J. (2019). Nilem Carp Fish (Osteochilus hasselti) Performance in Various Feed Energy-Protein Ratios. Asian Journal of Research in Zoology, 2(1), 1-8. Retrieved from
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