Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 46 issue 3 (september 2012) : 213-218

EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION IN BROODSTOCK FEED ON SPERM QUALITY OF AFRICAN SHARPTOOTH CATFISH (CLARIAS GARIEPINUS )

A.A. Dada
1Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
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Cite article:- Dada A.A. (2024). EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION IN BROODSTOCK FEED ON SPERM QUALITY OF AFRICAN SHARPTOOTH CATFISH (CLARIAS GARIEPINUS ). Indian Journal of Animal Research. 46(3): 213-218. doi: .
The effect of dietary L-ascorbic acid concentration on reproductive performance was investigated in catfish Clarias gariepinus. Broodstocks of average weight of 275±25 g were fed diets supplemented with four concentrations 250, 500, 750 and 1000 mg kg-1 L–ascorbic acid powder for eight weeks. Fish fed supplemented diets showed significantly improved reproductive performance over the control (0 mg kg-1 L–ascorbic acid) diet. Motility duration was highest in fish fed with 1000 mg/kg of dietary L-ascorbic acid and lowest in fish fed with 0.00 mg/kg of dietary L-ascorbic acid. There was a significant (p
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