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The Effect of Addition of Butterfly Pea Leaf Meal (Clitoria ternatea) in Feed on the Quality of Color of Swordtail Fish Head (Xiphophorus helleri)

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The aim of this study was to determine the effect of butterfly pea leaf as a source of carotenoids on the quality of the color of the heads of swordtail fish. The study was conducted at the Aquaculture Laboratory, Building 4, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Padjadjaran University, from March to April 2019. The research method used an experimental approach with Completely Randomized Design (CRD) consisting of 4 treatments and 3 replications. Those treatments are 0%, 1%, 6% and 12% of butterfly pea leaf meal. The parameters observed included changes in head color quality, absolute weight growth, absolute length growth and water quality. Color observation data were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis analysis if there were differences between treatments. Multiple comparisons were performed with the Z test with a confidence level of 95%. Data on the length of growth rates and absolute weights were analyzed using analysis of variance via the F test. Here, 95% was set as the confidence level. If there were differences between treatments, this was followed by Duncan test with a confidence level of 95%. The results showed that the addition of 6% butterfly pea leaf meal in commercial feed was able to improve the best color on the part of the swordtail fish head. This saw an average color score 9.56 and color value of 82.2. Addition of carotenoids in feed, however, did not significantly influence the growth of absolute weight or length and water quality.
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  • Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Padjadjaran University, Jatinangor 45363, West Java, Indonesia
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Padjadjaran University, Jatinangor 45363, West Java, Indonesia
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Padjadjaran University, Jatinangor 45363, West Java, Indonesia
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Padjadjaran University, Jatinangor 45363, West Java, Indonesia
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