Investigations on the performance of snubnose pompano Trachinotus blochii (Lacepede,1801) in a lowcost recirculating aquaculture system


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Pompano farming in low cost RAS

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  • P. P. Suresh Babu
  • A. Anuraj
  • Jayasree Loka
  • K. Raghu Ramudu
  • K. Srinivasa Rao
  • Praveen Narayan Dube
  • N. G. Vaidya
  • S. M. Sonali
  • Imelda Joseph

https://doi.org/10.21077/ijf.2022.69.2.110174-18

Abstract

Farming of snubnose pompano Trachinotus blochii (Lacepede,1801) in a low cost recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) was attempted by stocking fingerlings (5.3±0.02 g) at 33 fish m-3 and fed on a commercial pellet feed (45% protein). After 210 days, a specific growth of 1.68% per day was observed with final average weight of 180.78±4.54 g and a production of 29.28 kg (4.88 kg m-3) with 81% survival. The fishes exhibited a condition factor of 1.61 with an allometric growth (b = 2.94). The data can be used as baseline for upscaling the farming of the species in commercial RAS systems.


Keywords: FCR, Fish growth, Mariculture, Water quality

Author Biography

  • P. P. Suresh Babu

    SCIENTIST, ICAR

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2021-02-04

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2022-06-30

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P. P. Suresh Babu, A. Anuraj, Loka, J., K. Raghu Ramudu, K. Srinivasa Rao, Narayan Dube, P., N. G. Vaidya, S. M. Sonali, & Joseph, I. (2022). Investigations on the performance of snubnose pompano Trachinotus blochii (Lacepede,1801) in a lowcost recirculating aquaculture system: Pompano farming in low cost RAS. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 69(2). https://doi.org/10.21077/ijf.2022.69.2.110174-18