Comparative Study of Plant Based Isoproteinous Diets on the Growth Performance of Labeo rohita and Catla catla Fingerlings

Shri Kant Yadav

Department of Aquaculture, COFS, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar-125004, India.

Tejpal Dahiya

Department of Zoology, COBS & H, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar-125004, India.

Anshika Pathak *

ICAR- NBFGR, Lucknow- 226022, India.

Shubham Kanaujiya

ICAR- NBFGR, Lucknow- 226022, India.

Shankar Lal Yadav

Department of Fisheries Resource Management, COFS, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar-125004, India.

Mitrasen Maurya

Department of Aquaculture, ANDUAT, Kumarganj, Ayodhya- 224229, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The present study was carried out to compare the effect of different plant based protein on the growth performance of Labeo rohita and Catla catla fingerlings. The experiment was designed as two experimental diets and one control group. Control groups contains (Mustard oil cake + Rice bran) whereas, experimental diets T1 (Soybean meal + Corn flour) and T2 (Groundnut meal + Wheat flour), both formulated by using the Pearson square method to maintain protein content of 35%.  The result showed that, the best survival and growth performances including SGR, FCR and PER was found in treatment T1(Soybean meal + Corn flour) as compared to other treatments. The findings suggested that the inclusion of Soya bean meal along with Corn flour in the diet led to superior fish growth and overall fish production compared to other plant-based feed ingredients investigated in this study. These results contributed valuable insights into optimizing plant-based diets for enhancing the growth and production efficiency of L. rohita and C. catla fingerlings during aquaculture operations.

Keywords: SGR (specific growth rate), FCR (feed conversion ratio), PER (protein efficiency ratio), EC (electrical conductivity)

How to Cite

Yadav , S. K., Dahiya , T., Pathak , A., Kanaujiya , S., Yadav, S. L., & Maurya , M. (2024). Comparative Study of Plant Based Isoproteinous Diets on the Growth Performance of Labeo rohita and Catla catla Fingerlings. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 46(5), 346–354.


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