Effects of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) stocking and artificial feeding on water quality and production in rohu-common carp bi-culture ponds

M.M. Rahman, M.C.J. Verdegem, M.A. Wahab

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Abstract

Previous research showed that stocking 1.5 rohu (Labeo rohita) and 0.5 common carp (Cyprinus carpio) m¿2 yields the highest production in small holder ponds in Bangladesh. The present study looked into the effects of additional stocking of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis nilotica) in fed or non-fed ponds on water quality and fish production. A low, additional stocking density of 0.2¿Nile¿tilapia¿m¿2 was tested. All treatments were executed in triplicate in 100¿m2 ponds and the duration of the experiment was 4.5 months. The results showed that tilapia addition increased nutrient concentrations and reduced total suspended solid concentration and phytoplankton biomass (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1579-1587
JournalAquaculture Research
Volume39
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • nile tilapia
  • aquaculture ponds
  • polyculture ponds
  • algal biomass
  • silver carp
  • fish
  • sedimentation
  • resuspension
  • growth
  • oxygen

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