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Table 2 Farming performance of the fish during the experiment

From: Leaves from banana (Musa nana) and maize (Zea mays) have no phyto-prophylactic effects on the susceptibility of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) to Aeromonas hydrophila infection

  Fish fed the pellets without supplement Fish fed the Banana leaves diet Fish fed the Maize leaves diet
  Non-infected Infected Non-infected Infected Non-infected Infected
Weight gain 74.0 ± 11.8 50.5 ± 14.9 77.7 ± 13.1 70.8 ± 19.1 75.8 ± 14.0 70.6 ± 9.8
FCR (supplement excluded) 3.2 ± 0.7 2.5 ± 0.4 2.35 ± 0.15 2.20 ± 0.27 2.32 ± 0.19 2.25 ± 0.29
FCR (supplement included) 5.44 ± 0.40 4.95 ± 0.42 4.22 ± 0.24 4.32 ± 0.73
Average daily supplement consumption relative to total biomass (%) 4.44 ± 0.04 0.49 ± 0.03 0.71 ± 0.02 0.69 ± 0.01
Protein efficacy ratio (including supplement) 1.0 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.1
Specific growth rate 0.22 ± 0.01 0.17 ± 0.01 0.23 ± 0.01 0.25 ± 0.01 0.23 ± 0.00 0.25 ± 0.01
  1. In total, 18 groups were included and each combination of feeding group and infectious status (infected and mock infected) was represented by three tanks. The values in this table represent the mean and standard deviation for each parameter