Growth of Wild Juvenile and Hatcheries Tiger Grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus) Fed With Different Feeds

1.2Muhammadar A.A, 1Mazlan A.G, 1Abdulah Samat, and 3Asmawati M.S,

1School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor D.E., Malaysia; 2Department of Aquaculture, Coordinator of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh 2311, Indonesia; 3Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh 2311, Indonesia. Coorresponding Author: m_dar71@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study aimed to observe the influence of two sources of juvenile tiger grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775) from the sea and the hatchery by several types of food (pellets, tilapia & anchovies). Growing Studies were carried out above 9600 juvenile tiger grouper from two sources namely differing from the sea of 4800 juvenile and 4800 juvenile hatchery from hatching. The design of treament were done by 2×3  with four replications. During the 30 day rearing period, each 5 days is taken  sampling total body length (cm) juvenile tiger grouper. The results showed that during the rearing period the value of marine juvenile grouper only high growth in juvenile ate anchovies and tilapia except on day 5 and 30, and could not adapt to the food from the pellet. While in hatchery juvenile tiger grouper had high growth to consume pellets only and could not adapt well to the food of tilapia and except anchovies on day 15th.

Key words: groupers, wild, growth, juvenile, and pellet.

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