International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 6 Issue 1 2015- July 2015  Pages: 138- 144 <<Previous    Next>>

Improved survival of Malabar puffer fish, Carinotetraodon travancoricus (Hora and Nair, 1941) in planted aquaria

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Anupama. K.Mand M. Harikrishnan
School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin 682016, India

ABSTRACT

Carinotetraodon travancoricus is locally known as Thavalappothal or Attunda. The study was based on to improve the survival rate of C travancoricus. Cabomba and Ceratophyllum plants were used for the study. The treatments were carried out in small rectangular glass tanks with the plants were planted at a distance of 3 cm (T1) 5 cm (T2) and 7.5 cm (T3). The higher survival rate showed in the fishes with Cabomba plants when compared to Ceratophyllum plant. Moreover 5cm distance planted Cabomba plant treatment showed higher survival rate (54.58±34.94) followed by 7.5cm (52.91± 37.24).

Keywords: Cabomba, C. travancoricus, ceratophyllum, survival rate

DOI:10.6088/ijes.6016

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