PERTUMBUHAN DAN KELANGSUNGAN HIDUP IKAN BETOK (Anabas testudineus) YANG DIBERIKAN PAKAN KOMERSIAL DENGAN FREKUENSI BERBEDA
This study aimed to determine the effect of commercial feeding (pellets) on the growth and viability of Betok fish (Anabas testudineus). The research was conducted at the Laboratory of Water Quality and Aquatic Biology, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, University of Tadulako Palu, from November to December 2019. This study was designed using a completely randomized design (CRD) with four treatments and five replications. Treatment A (feeding 2×/day), B (feeding 3×/day), C (feeding 4×/day) and D (feeding 5×/day). The results showed that feeding with different frequencies did not affect the growth in absolute weight and absolute length of Betok fish (Anabas testudineus). The growth of the absolute weight of Betok fish that was reared for one month ranged from 2.05-2.38 g, while the absolute length growth of the betok fish ranged from 0.345-0.42 cm. The highest growth in absolute weight and the absolute length was found at the feeding frequency of 2×/day (A). The survival rate of Betok fish (Anabas testudineus) reared for one month is 100%. During the research, water quality, it was still around the optimum range of betok fish growth.