Meet KAREEM-IBRAHIM KHADEEJAH OLUFUNKE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Animal Science


Lecturer II




At the Agriculture department office

Visiting Hour

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# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Animal Physiology Reproductive Physiology And Artificial Insemination ) Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria 2016

Current Research

Effect of extruded and non-extruded feed types on growth performance of pure and hybrid Clarias gariepinus

Research Details

Cost of feed has been the biggest challenge confronting aquaculture and efforts are geared towards reducing cost of production occasioned by feed. The standard feed used in aquaculture tanks are the extruded floating type which are more expensive than the non-extruded sinking feed types common in earthen ponds. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of feed types extruded and non-extruded on growth parameters in pure Clarias gariepinus and its hybrid. Two strains of 40 fishes each with an initial weight ranging from 134 to 820g due differences in breed, with an overall mean weight of 414.00 26.4g were randomly assigned to either of the two feed types, in two replicates each in a randomized complete block design, and reared for eight weeks. Growth parameters such as Mean Growth Rate MGR , Specific Growth Rate SGR , Absolute Growth Rate AGR , Relative Growth Rate RGR , Condition Factor CF were computed for all subclasses. Statistical analyses included descriptive and general linear model analysis of variance ANOVA using Minitab 17 Statistical Software. Only feed type was significant P&0.05 on all growth parameters except Absolute Growth Rate AGR , while other factors studied were not significant P&0.05 on all growth parameters. Similarly, feed type was significant P&0.05 on weekly gain at weeks 7 and 8 whereas specie was significant P&0.05 on gains at weeks 1, 4, 5 and 8, but the interaction of both factors was not significant P&0.05 throughout the period of study. This study revealed that growth performance as indicated by the growthparameters and weekly gain was influenced by feed type, with the extruded feed exerting superior influence over the non-extruded feed. Also, it was observed that fish reared in plastic tanks depend solely on feed given to them and thus, the non-extruded feed clearly perform below the extruded feed in all growth parameters studied.


KAREEM-IBRAHIM KHADEEJAH is a Lecturer II at the Department of Agriculture

KAREEM-IBRAHIM has a Ph.D in Animal Physiology Reproductive Physiology And Artificial Insemination from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria

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