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Abstract ―​

The utilization of garlic (Allium sativum) and Elodea canadensis powdered mixture as a growth enhancer for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in controlled environments was investigated to ascertain its efficacy. The study aimed to evaluate the impact of this mixture on the length, girth, and weight of Nile tilapia over a four-month experimental period at Laguna State Polytechnic University. Results indicated notable differences between the initial and final measurements of the fishes in both groups. In the control group, the initial mean length was 0.77cm, increasing to 1.35cm by the end of the experiment, with an overall mean difference of 0.57cm. Similarly, significant increases were observed in girth and weight. Conversely, the experimental group exhibited substantial growth enhancement. The initial mean length, girth, and weight were 0.87cm, 1.90cm, and 1.99g, respectively, all experiencing remarkable increments to 4.52cm, 9.04cm, and 5.68g by the study's conclusion. Standard deviations reflected consistency within each group, although the experimental group demonstrated slightly higher variability. The findings suggest that the garlic and Elodea canadensis mixture effectively promotes the growth of Nile tilapia, resulting in substantial improvements in length, girth, and weight compared to the control group. This indicates its potential as a viable growth enhancer for tilapia farming, particularly in oligotrophic environments like Pandin Lake.

Keywords ―​

Elodea canadensis, garlic, growth enhancer, Nile tilapia.

Cite this Publication ―​

Meynard D. Briz, Jasmin Laco, Janna Mia S. Ramilo, and Asnar L. Aloro (2024), Powderized Garlic (Allium Sativum) and Elodea Canadensis Mixture as Growth Enhancer for Nile Tilapia Fingerlings (Oreochromis Niloticus). Multidisciplinary International Journal of Research and Development (MIJRD), Volume: 03 Issue: 06, Pages: 01-10. https://www.mijrd.com/papers/v3/i6/MIJRDV3I60001.pdf