The Effect of Hermetia illucens Larvae on the Hematology of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Infected Edwardsiella tarda

H. illucens larvae Hematology Tilapia E. tarda


February 28, 2024


Non-specific defense is the main defense in fish. One of the natural ingredients as a source immunostimulant is
H. illucens larvae with a protein content of up to 30%. H. illucens larvae contains alkaloids, tannins, terpenoids
and saponins as immunostimulating agents. Immunostimulants are biological compounds that can boost the
immune system body. The purpose of this study is to find out the effect of H. illucens larvae in increasing
immunity non specific in tilapia (O. niloticus) which infected with E. tarda. In giving H. illucens larvae feed ad
libitum with concentrations of A(30%), B(40%), C(50%), K(0%). In this research method, a completely
randomized design (CRD) was used with 5 treatments and 3 replications in which each aquarium contained 10
tilapia. Parameters tested are leukocytes, differential leukocytes, erythrocytes and hemoglobin. The results
showed that intake of 50% H. illucens larvae on tilapia could increase non-specific immunity, such as total
leukocytes, total erythrocytes, differential leukocytes, hemoglobin