Using Liptocitro as a growth promoter on common carp Cyprinus carpio reared in cage culture

Samad S.O. Khoshnaw


This study was conducted to investigate effects Liptocitro LPC on growth performance and body composition of common carp juveniles Cyprinus carpio. A total of 240 fish (20 per cage) with initial average body weight of 56.67±0.47 g were fed four diets supplemented with 0 (control), 3, 6 and 9 %diet LCP for 8 weeks in cage system. During the experiment, the physico-chemical parameters of technological water were situated in normal range for optimal growth. The results showed the best final weight, weight gains (WG) and specific growth rate (SGR) were observed in the fish fed LCP3 % in diet. The lowest protein content of fish had decreasing trend compared with control group and the significant differences were reported in fish fed with LPC9%. Also fat tissue was obtained in the fish fed with LCP6% were significantly reduced compared with fish fed control diet. Moisture, ash and NFE contents were no significantly affected by liptocitro.


Liptocitro; Water quality; Growth performance; Feed utilization;; Common carp; Cage culture.

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