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International Journal of Zoological Research
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 72 - 76

Preliminary Observations on Freshwater Prawn Farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) in Tamil Nadu

P. Soundarapandian, K. Balamurugan and N. John Samuel    

Abstract: The freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii is more consumer preference because of its delicious nature and export potential. Monoculture and ployculture trials of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii were attempted. Production under monoculture was 561 kg ha-1 and in polyculture it ranged from 361 to 381 kg ha-1. The present study inferred that low stocking density; proper feed management and use of aerators are essential for better survival and production.

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