University Department of Zoology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
Received : 17th June, 2021 ; Revised : 17th July, 2021
Abstract– The ornamental fish trade earns foreign exchange and has a significant role in the economy of Country and state level. Culture and breeding of ornamental fishes can be promising alternative for many people and unemployed youths especially in rural population. The study on nutrient requirement and feed development for ornamental fish is more important than food fish as the former is reared in a very limited water environment where the chances of water quality deterioration is faster. The feed must be nutritionally adequate and cost-effective feed. A proper statistical analysis estimation has been done which supports fish feed must be of good quality to assure high growth rate. The present knowledge on the nutritional requirement of ornamental fishes, cost effective feed, utilization of live feed, formulated feed and specially prepared feed along with the proper maintenance of aquatic environment and also maintenance of good quality and quantity of protein in fish diet have received lesser attention.
Key words: Formulated feed, aquatic environment, ornamental, nutritionally adequate and cost-effective