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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. 4, 2005-2006, pp. 359-364
Bioline Code: st05048
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2005-2006, pp. 359-364

 en Comparative study of body composition of four fish species in relation to pond depth
M. Ali, F. Iqbal, A. Salam, F. Sial and M. Athar

Abstract

Fish specimen of Labeo rohita check for this species in other resources , Cirrhinus mrigala check for this species in other resources , Hypophthalmicthys molitrix check for this species in other resources and Catla catla check for this species in other resources were sampled from three ponds of different depths (152 cm, 122 cm and 76 cm) to compare the body composition of these species in relation to pond depth. There was significant (P < 0.001) effect of pond depth on water, ash, organic, fat and protein contents (all % wet and dry body weight). It was observed that pond depth has significant effect (P < 0.01) on condition factor in pond B (122 cm depth) and no effect in pond A and C. Maximum mean values of body composition were observed in Labeo rohita in all the three ponds. Present study demonstrates that fish cultured in ponds of different depths have different values of protein which can help guide the farmers to select best pond depths to produce protein rich fish.

Keywords
Fish species, body composition, pond depth, water

 
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