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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005-2006, pp. 229-232
Bioline Code: st05031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005-2006, pp. 229-232

 en Comparative study of body composition of different fish species from brackish water pond
M. Ali, F. Iqbal, A. Salam, S. Iram, and M. Athar

Abstract

Seven species of fish ( Catla catla check for this species in other resources , Cirrhinus mrigala check for this species in other resources , Cyprinus carpio check for this species in other resources , Hypophthalmicthys molitrix check for this species in other resources , Labeo rohita check for this species in other resources , Mori-Rahu Hybrid and Thalla-Rahu Hybrid) were collected from a brackish water pond near Muzaffargarh, Pakistan for the comparison of body composition. All the seven species were found relatively well adapted to the saline environment though some of them showed significant differences in body composition. Results obtained did not show any adverse effect of salinity on these fish species. The mean values of body constituents, except for protein content (dry and wet bodyweight) differed significantly (P<0.05) among various fish species. Minimum amount ofwater content andmaximum amount of lipids, organic content and condition factor were observed in Cyprinus carpio indicating that Cyprinus carpio show overall better growth in brackish water as compared to other species. Cyprinus carpio may be recommended for culturing in such water bodies and farmers may be encouraged to farm this species on mass scale.

Keywords
Fish species, body composition, brackish water, saline environment

 
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