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Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part B (2024)

The effects of Tulsi and marigold as dietary supplement on growth, haematological and biochemical parameters in Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822)

Author(s): Bhagchand Chhaba, Ediga Arun Goud, Sushree Akankshya Das, Suman Karmakar, Sangram Keshari Rout and Vikram C Kachave
Abstract: The efficacy of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) and Tagetes erecta (Marigold) on growth-promotion, haematological and biochemical profiles in fingerlings of Labeo rohita was evaluated. Different diets were prepared 0% (control), 1% Tulsi (T1), 3% Tulsi (T2), 1% Marigold (T3) and 3% Marigold (T4) and fed to the fishes. The sampling of the experiment was done on the 18th, 36th, 54th, 72th and 90th days for growth, haematological, biochemical parameters and water quality parameters analysis. The lowest FCR and significantly higher SGR, FCE, and percentage (%) weight gain were found in T2 group. Highest body weight gain, length and percentage length was found in T4 group. At the end of the experiment the biochemical parameters indicated that inclusion of Ocimum sanctum and Tagetes erecta in feed significantly (p<0.05) increased the serum total protein, albumin and globulin content. Results revealed that administration of Ocimum sanctum and Tagetes erecta through different diets mainly in T2, T3 and T4 diets increased the total erythrocyte count, haemoglobin and total leukocyte count which enhanced the innate immune response. The physico-chemical parameters to be analysed include pH, temperature, total alkalinity, ammonia–nitrogen, dissolved oxygen and phosphate-phosphorus. The result of the present study indicated that all parameters are optimum for fish culture. The incorporation of Tulsi and Marigold extract @ 3% in the feed may influence the innate immunity, growth performance and resistance of fish.
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Bhagchand Chhaba, Ediga Arun Goud, Sushree Akankshya Das, Suman Karmakar, Sangram Keshari Rout, Vikram C Kachave. The effects of Tulsi and marigold as dietary supplement on growth, haematological and biochemical parameters in Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822). Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(4):135-143. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i4b.971
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