• Effect of ethylestrenol on growth and food utilization inChanna striatus

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      Steroid supplementation; ethylestrenol; appetite stimulant; anabolic steroid; conversion efficiency; Channa striatus

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      Juveniles ofChanna striatus were fed twice a week with hormone supplemented diet at concentrations of 0, 1, 2·5, or 10 mg/kg fish and the hormone effects on growth and food utilization were observed for a period of 75 days. Neither ethylestrenol nor the tested doses of the steroid appear to significantly change feeding rate. Administration of 5 mg of ethylestrenol/kg fish not only enhanced growth but also conversion efficiency.

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      V Arul1

      1. School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - 625021, India
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