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Acidified Diet Increases the Trace Mineral Content in Whole Body Fish Labeo rohita Fingerlings

Acidified Diet Increases the Trace Mineral Content in Whole Body Fish Labeo rohita Fingerlings

Laiba Shafique1,*, Muhammad Afzal1, Syed Zakir Hussain Shah2, Mehroze Fatima3, Huma Naz4, Qaisra Saddique1

1Department of Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
3Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan 
4Department of Zoology, GC Women University, Sialkot, Pakistan

*Corresponding author: Laiba Shafique

laibazoologist@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract | The present study was designed to check minerals in fish body with organic acid supplemented diets in Labeo rohita fingerlings. Five experimental diets were prepared containing organic acid (0%), malic acid (2%), citric acid (2%), formic acid (2%), lactic acid (2%) and designed as “OA1, OA2, OA3, OA4 and OA5”, respectively. Eight weeks experimental trail were performed. Water quality characteristics (dissolved oxygen, pH and temperature) were checked daily throughout the trail. Results concluded that the body mineralization in L. rohita was increased by supplementation of organic acid. The maximum body mineralization was noted in fish fed with the dietary group OA3 that contain citric acid and minimum mineralization was noted in the diet OA5 containing lactic acid when compared with other dietary treatments. In conclusion, citric acid showed best response as compared to other dietary supplemented organic groups.
 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 34, Iss. 1, pp. 1-104

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