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: 214

Table of Content: March 2015; 7(3)

March 2015

Food and feeding habits of Mugil cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Elechi Creek, Niger Delta, Nigeria

The present study is aimed to provide information on the abundance of natural foods needed by Mugil cephalus in the Elechi Creek. The natural food of M. cephalus in the Elechi Creek was studied from stomach contents of the fish. The stomach contents were analyzed using two methods; the frequency of occurrence and numerical methods. Plant materials, diatoms, algae and dinoflagellates constituted its main food. Plant...

Author(s): Jamabo, N. A. and Maduako, N. C.

March 2015

Immunostimulatory and anti-oxidative properties of corn silk from Zea mays L. in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Corn silks are threads found in the maize plant (Zea mays) and traditionally used to treat urological infections and disorders. Corn silk is also known to possess nutrients and volatile compounds. However, this material is often disregarded and unused. This study therefore investigated the potential use of corn silk in aquaculture through its protective capacity in matured Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus (L.) by...

Author(s): Elena S. Catap, Maria Rexie R. Jimenez, and  Ma. Patricia B. Tumbali