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Effect of dietary onion (Allium cepa L.) powder on some hematological parameters of Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
F Rigi, A Gharaei, M Ghafari, R Akrami
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This study investigated the Onion Powder (OP) supplementation in the diet of the goldfish (Carassius auratus) on the blood parameters during eight weeks. Fish averaging 1.16 ± 0.09 g were randomly stocked into aquarium. Four experimental diets were prepared to contain onion powder at the concentrations of 0, 0.5, 1 and 1.5% respectively. In order to adapt the fish to experimental condition at the end of trial blood indices, WBC, RBC, Hb, and HCT were determined. Haematocrit was significantly (p<0.05) higher in the group fed onion powder 0.5% and 1% compared to the control group. In conclusion, it can be suggested that dietary inclusion of 0.5% onion powder was effective at improving hematological parameters of goldfish.

Keywords: Onion powder, Immune stimulant, Blood Indices, Goldfish.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/11/9 | Accepted: 2015/11/9 | Published: 2015/11/9
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Rigi F, Gharaei A, Ghafari M, Akrami R. Effect of dietary onion (Allium cepa L.) powder on some hematological parameters of Goldfish (Carassius auratus). 3. 2015; 2 (1) :11-16
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