International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 224

Full Length Research Paper

Growth and feed utilization in Clarias gariepinus fingerlings fed on Acacia auriculiformis leaf supplemented diets

AFE Oluwafunmilola Eunice
  • AFE Oluwafunmilola Eunice
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
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OMOSOWONE Olajumoke Olamiposi
  • OMOSOWONE Olajumoke Olamiposi
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 15 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 08 February 2019
  •  Published: 31 March 2019


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