The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different protein levels in diet on the growth and survival rate of black apple snail (Pila polita) in grow-out period. There were 3 replicates in each treatment and snails were fed with protein levels at 15% (P15); 20 (P20); 25 (P25); 30 (P30); 35 (P35). Two month old juveniles with initial body weight, shell height and shell width of (2.52g, 23.26 mm and 16.42 mm) were reared in the tarpaulin tanks (1 × 1 × 1 m; 40 cm water depth) at the density of 100 ind./tank. After 4 months of rearing period, the average body weight, shell height and shell width of the snail reached highest value in P20 (28.36 g; 54.59 mm; 39.74 mm, respectively) and that was significant difference (p<0.05) compared to the remaining protein contents (P15, P25, P30, P35).
Le Van Binh and Ngo Thi Thu Thao (2018); Effects of protein levels in artificial pellet feed on growth and survival rate of black apple snail (Pila polita); International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.3.2018.p7505