Osphronemus gouramy consumption is increasing every year, which causes a high number of inquiries for this fish, which cannot be offset sufficiently by the amount of production. The growth rate of O. gouramy is relatively slow, so achieving the required consumption is relatively long. Quality improvement of productivity by improving the ability of cell metabolism to intake fish feed through hormone injection recombinant mouse insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is expected to spur growth so that fish production can be increased. This study aims to determine the effect of the hormone IGF-I recombinant mouse on the increased growth of O. gouramy. The benefits of this research are expected to deliver the benefits of science in the form of scientific information to the public in general and fish farmers, especially about the effect of the hormone recombinant mouse IGF-I on the growth of O. gouramy. The research method is carried out experimentally by using a completely randomized design (RAL); this study uses 80 O. gouramy was divided into 4 treatments P0: without hormone injections of IGF-I, P1: injected with the hormone IGF-I at a dose of 10 ng/ml, P2: injected with the hormone IGF-I at a dose of 20 ng/ml and P3: injected with the hormone at a dose of 40 ng/ml each of 5 replicates each test 4 tail O. gouramy. The hormone IGF-I recombinant mouse is done by injection. The treatment with hormone injection of recombinant mouse IGF-I. The parameters measured were growth. The results showed that the treatment hormone injection of recombinant mouse IGF-I with different doses gave significant differences (p <0.05); weight growth (P0: 0 ng/ml = 7,23 gram ± 0,37-gram dan P3: 40 ng/ml = 26,35 gram ± 1,89 gram.); length growth (P0: 0 ng/ml = 5,76 cm ± 0,38 cm dan P3: 40 ng/ml = 7,93 cm ± 0,07 cm). The conclusion is that recombinant mouse IGF-I increased the growth by increasing in weight and length of O. gouramy, and improvement of the growth occurred in the treatment injection of the dose: 40 ng/ml.
- Insulin-Like Growth factor-I (IGF-I)
- Osphronemus. Gouramy