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ISRN Zoology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 861364, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/861364
Research Article

The Effect of Three Different Feed Types on Growth Performance and Survival of African Catfish Fry (Clarias gariepinus) Reared in a Hatchery

1Kegati Aquaculture Research Station, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, P.O. Box 3259-40200, Kisii, Kenya
2Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, P.O. Box 85651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya
3Laboratory of Marine Bioresource and Environment Sensing, Hokkaido University, Minato-Cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 041-8611, Japan
4Ministry of Fisheries Development, P.O. Box 58187-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
5Ministry of Fisheries Development, P.O. Box 1084-40100, Kisumu, Kenya
6Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase II, P.O. Box 9220-40100, Kisumu, Kenya

Received 13 April 2012; Accepted 25 June 2012

Academic Editors: D. V. Andrade and B. A. Young

Copyright © 2012 Safina M. Musa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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