Chemical composition and growth performance of Labeo rohita under the influence of Chromium chloride hexahydrate marker

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Chemical composition and growth performance of Labeo rohita under the influence of Chromium chloride hexahydrate marker

Farkhanda Asad, Nadia Naseem, Asma Ashraf, Tayyaba Ali, Ammara Behzad
Int. J. Biosci.10( 1), 186-194, January 2017.
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The aim of the experimental trial was to estimate the effects of various graded levels of chromium chloride hexahydrate on body composition and growth in Labeo rohita under laboratory study using two types of corn (Gelatinized &Non Gelatinized). For this trial, 480 juveniles were randomly distributed in six groups (0.0, 0.3 & 0.5 mg/Kg Chromium chloride hexahydrate each diet with G & NG corn) each group with two replicates. Each replicate group of 40 juveniles fed on experimental diet for eight fortnights. Gelatinized corn with Chromium chloride supplementation did not boost(p<0.05) the growth performance of Labeo rohita whereas in case of body composition, chromium with G corn intensified the deposition of dry matter, crude fat, crude protein and gross energy. On the basis of these results, it is concluded that gelatinized corn and Chromium chloride hexahydrateare very effective supplements to increase the fat and lipid contents in the Labeo rohita body.


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