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Review Papers | Fisheries | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
Exploring the Benefits of Phytochemicals in Aquaculture: A Comprehensive Review
M Bhavani | Deepalakkshmi B | Dr. M Elumalai
Abstract: The rapid expansion of aquaculture necessitates the exploration of cost-effective and nutritionally rich feed alternatives. This review focuses on the potential of phytochemicals as a viable solution. The use of herbal plants in fish feed not only offers a cost-effective approach but also provides nutritional benefits, contributing to the growth and health of fish. The paper discusses various herbal plants and their impact on fish growth, immunity, and overall health. It also highlights the potential of these plant-based feeds in reducing the adverse effects of commercial feed additives. The review emphasizes the need for further research to understand the nutritional, physiological, and ecological impacts of plant-derived substances in fish feeds. The paper concludes with the assertion that plant-based feeds, enriched with phytochemicals, can contribute significantly to sustainable aquaculture practices. The plants that are especially known for their therapeutic properties, such as Moringa oleifera, Phyllanthus niruri, Phyllanthus emblica, and Azadirachta indica, are given greater consideration, bearing in mind the nutrition and immunity that a fish needs from its primary feed.
Keywords: Fish feed, Aquaculture, Plant-based feed, Growth rate & fortified feed
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 1730 - 1736