Dina Nath Pandit, Binita Kumari
Abstract: A 60 days experiment was conducted to assess the impact of an eco friendly biomaterial, chitosan supplemented diets on growth parameters of Clarias batrachus. Six diet plans were set up with various extent of chitosan. Insignificant variations in physical and chemical parameters of experimental water side from pH scale were found. Studies revealed an ascent in final weight contrasted to initial weight in all treatments. An increasing pattern from D2 to D5 following a slight decline in D6 chitosan supplemented diets was calculated in percentage of weight gain, daily weight gain, specific growth rate, feed efficiency ratio and survival rate however food conversion ratio lessened an incentive with the expansion in the extent of chitosan in experimental diets. The distinction of these parameters contrasted with control was found significant. In spite of the fact that, the protein content of chitosan was more than control feed. The work is one among the benchmark data for directing more exploration on the locally accessible feed fixing like chitosan especially with Indian walking catfish, Clarias batrachus.
Keywords: Chitosan, Growth parameters, Clarias batrachus