Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Impact of Azolla fed poultry excreta on water qualities and performance of common carp
Iqra Khursheed, Sahar Masud, Asma Khan, Sourab Dua, Simran Kour and Ifra Khursheed
An attempt was made to study the
impact of excreta from poultry birds fed with different levels of Azolla
on water quality and performance of common carp. Day old broiler chicks were reared and brooded for 14 days on commercial pre-starter diet and from 15th
day broilers were supplemented with 2 and 4% Azolla
in their basal feed. Excreta from these birds were collected, sun dried and mixed with basal diet of fishes in ratio of 50:50 (Basal diet: excreta). 60 fingerlings of common carp were procured from Government fish hatchery, Jammu, acclimatized for one month with basal feed and regular water exchange. Experimental water in tubs of 100 L capacity was treated in duplicates along with control for a period of 28 days. There were no mortality and adverse impact was observed in behaviour of experimental fish. No significant differences were observed in growth parameters of fishes which may be attributed to short duration of experiment. All the water quality parameters were found to be in permissible limits indicating that Azolla
fed poultry excreta did not have any adverse impact on water quality and performance of fish. Based on the observation it is revealed that Azolla
may be used as a supplementary feed ingredient under poultry fish integration system.
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Iqra Khursheed, Sahar Masud, Asma Khan, Sourab Dua, Simran Kour and Ifra Khursheed. Impact of Azolla fed poultry excreta on water qualities and performance of common carp. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):2495-2499.