Mr Sheu Odu-Onikosi

Mr Sheu Odu-Onikosi

Weekend Duty Technician (Main Campus)

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Ph.D. Researcher Biological Sciences (Fish Health and Nutrition) - University of Plymouth

Research Title: Improved dietary formulations for growth and health of omnivorous freshwater fish

Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Merrified

2nd Supervisor: Dr Victor Kuri

The objective of the research is to enhance aquaculture sustainability and improve food security by evaluating new dietary formulations for freshwater fish, which are of high socio-economic importance to many (African) countries. To this end, the effect of selected yeast additives on the growth performance, feed utilisation, intestinal colonisation, intestinal histology, and health performance of omnivorous freshwater fish species such as Nile Tilapia and Common Carp is being examined.


MSc Hydrobiology and Fisheries, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

BSc (Hons) Fisheries, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Professional membership

World Aquaculture Society

Fisheries Society of Nigeria

Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered)

Fish Nutrition and Health Research Team

Roles on external bodies

Peer Reviewer

  • Aquaculture Research (2022 - Present)



Teaching interests

Tutor at the University of Plymouth International College

Teaching subjects:

  • SCI120 - Biology
  • SCI101 - Numerical Techniques 1
  • BUS107 - Principles of ICT

Previously at Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

Taught Fisheries and Aquaculture Management courses:

  • Fish Nutrition
  • Fish Diseases
  • Fish Farm Engineering and Management
  • Basic Aquaculture
  • Fish Biology



Research interests

  • Fish Nutrition
  • Fish Health
  • Functional Feed Additives
  • Alternative Protein
  • Aquaculture and Aquafeed Sustainability
  • Freshwater fish species

Grants & contracts

My PhD research is being funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Nigeria in conjunction with my primary institution in Nigeria (Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu).





Odu-Onikosi, S. G., Babalola, O. A. and Ogunbanwo, O. (2021). Effect of alternate feeding of normal and low protein diet on the growth performance and biochemical composition of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell,1822) fingerlings. Inter J Fish & Aqua Stud, 9(3): 63-67

Babalola, O. A., Fakunmoju, F. A., Sunnuvu, T. F., Faleti, B. E. and Odu-Onikosi, S. (2021). Comparative study on African catfish (Burchell, 1822) hypophysation using ovaprim and chicken pituitary gland extract. Glo. J. Fish. Sci., 3(1): 1-6

Babalola, O. A., Sunnuvu, T. F., Odu-Onikosi, S. and Faleti, B. E. (2020). Comparative studies and performance characteristics of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) larvae using micro worms (Paragrellus redivivus) and coppens crumbles. Inter J Fish & Aqua Res, 6(1): 1-9.

Babalola, O. A., Odu-Onikosi, S. G. and Matanmi, E. T. (2019). Effects of dietary wilted water leaf meal on the growth performance of Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings. Inter J Agri Biosci, 8(3): 122-126.

Babalola, O. A., Odu-Onikosi, S. G., Adam, O. B. and Ogunyomi, O. R. (2019). Effects of replacing soya bean meal with fermented African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) meal on the growth performance and condition factor of Tilapia zilli fingerlings. Glo. J. Fish. Sci., 1(1): 9-14.

Aderolu, A. Z., Kuton, M. P. and Odu-Onikosi, S. G. (2009). Substitution Effect of Sorghum Meal for Maize Meal in the Diet of Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Juvenile. Res. J. Fish. and Hydro., 4(2): 41-45.

Conference Papers

Ogunbanwo, O. M. and Odu-Onikosi, S. G. (2021). Concentrations of Trace Metals in Five Freshwater Fish Species Caught in Majidun River, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. A paper presented at the ISPEC 7TH International Conference on Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Rural Development. September 18-19, 2021 / Mus Alparslan University, Turkey

Ogunbanwo, O. M., Okeowo, T., Faleti, B. and Odu-Onikosi, S. (2020). Comparative Study of Physico-chemical Parameters and Trace Metal Analysis of Boreholes in Different Fish Farms in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria. A paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON).

Mekuleyi, G. O., Odu-Onikosi, S. G. and Faleti, B. E. (2019). Proximate and Organoleptic Assessment of Under-utilized Fish Species in the Production of Fish Cake. A paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference of Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON).