Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
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ISSN: 2155-9546

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Mustapha MK

Mustapha MK


  • Research Article
    Induced Breeding of African Mud Catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822), using Different Doses of Normal Saline Diluted Ovaprim
    Author(s): Olumuji OK and Mustapha MKOlumuji OK and Mustapha MK

    African mud catfish, Clarias gariepinus is the most sought after farmed fish species in West Africa whose commercial breeding is done using expensive synthetic hormones one of which is ovaprim. The aim of the present paper is to reduce the cost of ovaprim by its dilution with normal saline in induced breeding of C. gariepinus. Induced breeding performance of Clarias gariepinus was evaluated using five different doses of normal saline diluted ovaprim at 0%, 25%, 75% and 100% while undiluted ovaprim served as the control. The ovaprim was administered at the rate of 0.5 ml for each treatment per kg body weight of the fish, represented as treatments A, B, C, D and E respectively. Mean weight of stripped eggs collected were 18.45 g, 17.50 g and 17.25 g in treatments A, B and C respectively with no significant difference (p<0.05) in the values. Spawning did not occur in .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9546.1000133

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