Addition of turmeric in feed on growth and survival rate of Nilasa red tilapia (Oreochromis sp.)

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Nilasa red tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) is a Cangkringan tilapia produced from cross-breeding of 4-(four) parents, namely red tilapia from Thailand, NIFI-Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines. The feed reuirements for fish farming activities reaches around 60%, so one way to increase feed efficiency is to use feed additives. Curcumin in turmeric can stimulate fish appetite and increase absorption of food substances. The aimed of this study was to determine the addition of turmeric to the growth and survival of Nilasa red tilapia. The fish were reared in two different ponds (12 m2) with a density of 25 individuals/m2 with turmeric and no turmeric added. The results showed that red tilapia with the addition of turmeric gave growth, growth rate, specific growth rate, FCR, feed efficiency was 48.34 g, 1.61 g/day, 5.48 g%/day, 0.81 and 122.81 % respectively and were higher than without the addition of turmeric. The survival rate of Nilasa red tilapia with the addition of turmeric and without the addition of turmeric was 85.67 and 87.33%, respectively. It can be concluded that the addition of turmeric through the feed can increase the growth of Nilasa red tilapia and survival rate above 80%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012042
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2021
Event1st International Conference on Biotechnology and Food Sciences, INCOBIFS 2020 - Surabaya, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 11 Sept 2020 → …


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