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Table 4 Feed utilization* indices in Clarias gariepinus fingerlings exposed to homogenous effluent samples

From: Assessment of the growth performance and haematological indices of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings exposed to soap effluent

Concentration of homogenous effluent samples (% HES) treatment Daily feed intake (g) Total feed intake (g) Total weight of feed (g) Feed conversion ratio Protein intake Protein efficiency ratio
A 0.034a ± 0.002 6.12b ± 0.24 363.68a ± 5.57 0.026a ± 0.01 3.128a ± 0.07 74.82b ± 0.02
B 0.033a ± 0.001 5.91a ± 0.31 342.12a ± 1.44 0.027ab ± 0.005 2.950a ± 0.07 75.04b ± 0.73
C 0.033a ± 0.005 5.88a ± 0.93 332.56a ± 8.61 0.027ab ± 0.005 3.040a ± 0.34 72.47a ± 2.45
D 0.031a ± 0.01 5.62a ± 2.36 292.72b ± 42.84 0.029ab ± 0.007 2.903a ± 0.61 67.89a ± 8.85
E 0.029a ± 0.01 5.29a ± 1.76 254.99b ± 19.73 0.031b ± 0.001 2.903a ± 0.43 58.46a ± 14.63
  1. A—control; B—0.32%; C—0.66%; D—1.31%; E—2.63%
  2. *Values with different superscripts within the same column are significantly different at p < 0.05