Culture possibility of scheilbeid catfish using formulated feed in natural pond

Authors

  • MA Razzaque Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Govt. of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
  • MA Mazid Director General, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Mymensingh
  • MN Islam Department of Fisheries Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • MA Mansur Department of Fisheries Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Keywords:

Culture, Pangasius pangasius, Formulated feed, Pond

Abstract

A research study was conducted to investigate the culture possibility of fresh water catfish Pangasius pangasius with formulated feed in natural ponds. The stocking density was chosen as 8000 fry/ha with an initial weight of 42.57±2.51 g. The formulated feed contained 45% fishmeal, 30% mustard oil cake, 15% wheat bran and 10% rice bran to supply 40.48% protein in feed. The growth of Pangasius pangasius in terms of net weight gain was found as 266.49g, which was statistically significant (p<0.05). The food conversion ratio (FCR) observed during this research study was high (7.58). There was no variation in the biochemical composition of the fish as a result of such culture technique and experimental conditions. The whole experiment was conducted for a period of 10 months. Production of fish was found to be 2.13 tones/ha using this formulated feed.

Keywords: Culture; Pangasius pangasius; Formulated feed; Pond

DOI: 10.3329/jbau.v6i2.4837

J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 6(2): 375-380, 2008

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Razzaque, M., Mazid, M., Islam, M., & Mansur, M. (2010). Culture possibility of scheilbeid catfish using formulated feed in natural pond. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 6(2), 375–380. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JBAU/article/view/4837

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Fisheries