Potential of Fly Larva and Anchovy Process Waste Powder as Protein Source in Tilapia Fish Pellet

  • Muhammad Shukri Mohd Yusof Politeknik Sandakan Sabah
  • Mohd Hafizzie Hajini Politeknik Sandakan Sabah
  • Nurul Yusniza Yusof Politeknik Sandakan Sabah

Abstract

Feeding is one of the most crucial aspects of fish culture activities. The rise of pellet prices due to the lack of raw material has led the farmers to shift to alternative protein sources. This research aims to study the potential of fly larva flour and anchovy process waste as a cheap alternative protein source for tilapia farming. Tilapia fishes with average length were divided into four different treatments. T1 is a control treatment (fish pellet) while T2, T3 and T4 contain a mixture of fly larva powder and anchovy process waste powder (45%, 50% and 55% mixture of fly larva flour and anchovy head flour). Fish growth rate, survival rate and water quality were recorded weekly throughout the study period. Data analysis shows that there are no significant differences amongst each treatment. This study indicates that fish supplied with a mixture of fly larva powder and anchovy process waste powder shared the same growth rate as the fish supplied with commercial pellets.

Published
2022-11-30
How to Cite
MOHD YUSOF, Muhammad Shukri; HAJINI, Mohd Hafizzie; YUSOF, Nurul Yusniza. Potential of Fly Larva and Anchovy Process Waste Powder as Protein Source in Tilapia Fish Pellet. Politeknik & Kolej Komuniti Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 49-55, nov. 2022. ISSN 0128-2875. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/PMJSSH/article/view/20591>. Date accessed: 17 apr. 2024.