Tilapia (T. nilotica) and Azolla (A. pinnata) cage farming in Laguna Lake
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Four batches of Azolla were grown in cages in Laguna lake between 1981 to 1983. Percent increase in weight per day ranged from 35% (Feb. 24 - March 2, 1981) to 5% (May 8 - May 12, 1983.) Best growth was attained during the cold months. Acceptability of Azolla as supplemental feed for tilapia was determined in four experiments conducted between 1981-1984. The stocking densities varied in the four experiments: 25/m2, 50/m2, 100/m2 and 150/m2. All the results showed increase in mean weight of tilapia fed with fresh Azolla over the unfed control. Statistical analysis showed significantly high (p<0.05) mean weights of tilapia fed with Azolla in two experiments only.
Suggested CitationPantastico, J. B., Baldia, S. F., & Reyes Jr., D. M. (1986). Tilapia (T. nilotica) and Azolla (A. pinnata) cage farming in Laguna Lake.
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