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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1891-1897
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.1891.1897
 
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Culture Potential of Thai Sharpunti, Barbodes gonionotus (Bleeker) with Major Carps in Seasonal Ponds

M. Aminur Rahman, M. Kamruzzaman Hossain , M. Abul Kalam Azad , M. Kamruzzaman , Harun-Ar-Rashid , M. Mosfikur Rahman and K.M.M. Hasan

Abstract:
Thai sharpunti, Barbodes gonionotus (Bleeker) was cultured with major carps viz., rohu (Labeo rohita), catla (Catla catla), mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala) and silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) in seasonal ponds over a period of 90 days. Three treatments differing in stocking densities were tested with three replicates each. The stocking density of rohu, catla, mrigal and silver carp fingerlings in all the experimental ponds was 494, 94, ,482 and 1,235 ha-1, respectively. In addition, Thai sharpunti fingerlings was stocked at the rate of 9.880, 4.820 and 19.760 ha-1 in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. All the fishes were fed with supplementary diet comprising of rice bran and mustard oil cake (1:1) at the rate of 6-7% of the estimated body weight twice daily. Physico-chemical parameters and plankton populations of pond water were taken every fifteen days interval and were within the normal range for fish culture. The total production of fish at the end of the experimental period was 1,248.34, ,343.19 and 1,592.67 kg ha-1 in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. Significantly higher (p<0.05) production of fish was obtained in T3 due to higher number of Thai sharpunti. Despite this, consistently higher individual weight gain of rohu, catla, silver carp and Thai sharpunti was observed in T1 than in T2 and T3. Other growth performances (final weight and specific growth rate) and survival of fish also followed the similar trends as weight gain. Considering the highest individual growth and survival of fish, the stocking density of Thai sharpunti in T1 may be recommended for culture with Indian major carps in seasonal ponds to attain quick marketable size and to avoid disease risk.
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M. Aminur Rahman, M. Kamruzzaman Hossain , M. Abul Kalam Azad , M. Kamruzzaman , Harun-Ar-Rashid , M. Mosfikur Rahman and K.M.M. Hasan , 2006. Culture Potential of Thai Sharpunti, Barbodes gonionotus (Bleeker) with Major Carps in Seasonal Ponds. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 1891-1897.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.1891.1897

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2006.1891.1897

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