Journal of Ethnopharmacology and Toxicology, Volume 1, Issue 1 : 1-4. Doi : 10.37446/jet/rsa/1.1.2023.1-4
Research Article

OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 31-Dec-2023

Enhancing growth performance in Labeo rohita: a comparative study of water and feed probiotics

  • J Babitha
  • Department of Zoology, Annai Vailakanni Arts and Science College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • R Murugesan
  • Department of Zoology, AVeeriya Vandiyar Memorial Sri Pushpam College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • T Jayaseelan
  • Department of Zoology, Annai Vailakanni Arts and Science College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • P K Ramasamy
  • Department of Zoology, Annai Vailakanni Arts and Science College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.


The study is to investigate the effects of feed probiotics, water probiotics and a mixture of both on the body growth rate of Labeo rohita. Four treatment groups were formed for the Rohu population: Group I (control) received only the basal diet for 60 days; Group II received the basal diet plus water probiotics; Group III received 5 g/kg feed probiotics in addition to the basal diet; and Group IV received both water probiotics and 5 g/kg feed probiotics in addition to the basal diet. The parameters measured were feed consumption ratio, specific growth rate, monthly live weight and protein efficiency. Except for feed conversion ratio (FCR), which showed an opposite trend, the treatment groups performed better than the control group in terms of growth metrics after the 60-day feeding period. The control group in weight, FCR, protein consumption, and specific growth rate. These results show that supplementing L. rohita with probiotics can significantly improve its growth performance.


Labeo rohita, probiotics, growth, weight, water


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