EFFECT OF WATER QUALITY AND DIFFERENT MEALS ON GROWTH OF CATLA CATLA AND LABEO ROHITA
Journal: Big Data In Water Resources Engineering (BDWRE)
Author: Saba Malik, Saddam Hussain and Muhammad Sohail Waqas
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The human body cannot make significant required quantities of vital nutrients but fish is minimum-fat, big-protein nutrition that delivers a variety of health advantages. Several external factors including temperature, oxygen level, alkalinity and photoperiod have impact on growth rate while water is also an important parameter in fish rising. Therefore, there is need to work and evaluate impact of fish food and water quality to improve the fish growth. For this purpose, twelve glass aquaria (six with ground water and six with surface water) were considered to assess growth and food conversion ratio (FCR) of Catla Catla and Labeo Rohita and two feeds (i.e. sunflower and bone meal) were provided. The feed has been given twice a day and changed 4% on the rate of body weight of fingerlings in the ground water pond and surface water pond as well. The fingerlings get the most elevated body weight in ground water and on sunflower meal (1.43 ± 0.01 g) as compared to surface water and bone meal (1.39 ± 0.03 g). The general lengths obtained using the fish feed have gotten to be (5.78 ± 0.03cm) on sunflower meal and (5.47±0.03 cm) on the bone meal. The values of FCR had been lower (better) on sunflower meal (2.13±0.01) as compared to bone feast (2.32±0.03). In conclusion, it was observed from the results that fishes fed on sunflower meals had shown better growth with improved morphometric parameters and lower FCR values.