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Impact of Dietary Supplementation of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles on Growth and Biochemical Characteristics Common Carp Cyprinus carpio

M.R. Rajan, B. Pooja


The present study deals with the impact of dietary supplementation of copper oxide nanoparticles on growth and biochemical characteristics of Common carp Cyprinus carpio. Copper nanoparticles were synthesized and characterized by using SEM, EDAX, FTIR. Different quantity of copper oxide nanoparticles such as 25,50,100,200 mg/100 g were supplemented along with major ingredients fishmeal, groundnut oil cake, wheat flour and tapioca flour. Feed utilization parameters such as Survival rate, Feed consumption, Feed conversion ratio, Growth rate, Specific growth rate, Assimilation, Metabolism, Gross and Net growth Efficiency of Common carp were estimated after 30 days. Biochemical characteristics such as protein, carbohydrate and lipid in muscle, gill and liver of Cyprinus carpio were estimated. Morphological characteristic of copper nanoparticles was observed by using SEM at the wavelength from 2. EDAX spectrum recorded on the copper oxide nanoparticles shown between 0.5KeV and 4KeV. The FTIR spectrum of copper oxide nanoparticles were analysed in the range of 4000-400 cm-1. Survival rate indicated that all the Common carp were active and healthy during the period 30 days except Feed III and IV. Feed consumption and feed conversion efficiency of Common carp was higher in feed VI and the Feed conversion ratio was good in Feed V and lower in I,III,IV and V. Specific growth rate was higher in Feed V (3.1+0.92) and lower in feed I,II,III and IV. Assimilation and Metabolism was higher in Feed II and V. Gross growth efficiency and Net growth efficiency was higher in Feed VI and V. Total protein in muscle, gill, and liver of Common carp was higher in Feed V and lower in Feed 1. Total carbohydrate in muscle, gill and liver of Common carp was higher in Feed V and lower in Feed II. Total lipid in muscle, gill and liver Common carp was higher in Feed V and lower in Feed II.


Impact, copper oxide nanoparticles, growth, biochemical, common carp

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