The Effect of Coriandrum Sativum as Feed Additives on Growth Performance, Immunity, and Disease Resistance of Southern Platy Fish

Show simple item record Bowalage, B.W.G.S.L. 2023-01-21T09:50:28Z 2023-01-21T09:50:28Z 2016
dc.identifier.other UWU/AQT/16/0053
dc.description.abstract Ornamental fish production and trade is a profitable alternative in the aquaculture industry. Nutrition is one of the key factors to obtain a higher productivity while maintain immunity of ornamental fishes. These fishes live in an environment surrounded by stress factors. Increasing immunity via feed additives may help them to thrive such stressors. Therefore, this study was carried out to assess the effect of coriander as feed additives and immune enhancers, on growth performance, immunity, and disease resistance of southern platy fish (Xiphophorus maculatus). Sixty healthy platy fish of 2 months old with an average weight of 0.17 ± 0.01 g were used in the experiment. Fish were fed with coriander incorporated commercially available feed for one month. The experiment was triplicated, and controls were also maintained without incorporating coriander to commercially available feed. The weight gain, length and specific growth rate (SGR) were measured. The infection trial was carried out using Aeromonas hydrophila. immune response and disease resistance of fish were determined by analyzing white blood cell (WBC) count. Results revealed that the, mean length and SGR obtained from coriander fed fish were significantly higher than the control (p<0.05). The fish fed with Coriander incorporated feed obtained 20% of neutrophil count while fish fed without coriander incorporated feed obtained 10% of neutrophil count. In conclusion, there was a positive effect on disease resistance and immunity by the coriander incorporated feed on southern platy fishes and significant length and weight gain indicated the feasibility of using coriander as feed additives and immune enhancers in aquaculture. Keywords: Coriandrum sativum; Disease Resistance; Innate Immunity; Ornamental fish; Specific Growth Rate; White Blood Cell en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Aquatic Resources Technology Degree Programme ( AQT) en_US
dc.title The Effect of Coriandrum Sativum as Feed Additives on Growth Performance, Immunity, and Disease Resistance of Southern Platy Fish en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – AQT 2016 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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