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Title: Comparison of tilapia monoculture and carp polyculture in fertilized earthen ponds
Author(s): Hassan, Shafiqul
Edwards, Peter
Little, David Colin
Contact Email: d.c.little@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Sep-1997
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Hassan S, Edwards P & Little DC (1997) Comparison of tilapia monoculture and carp polyculture in fertilized earthen ponds, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 28 (3), pp. 268-274.
Abstract: A comparison of a monoculture of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus and a polyculture of carps (silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix; rohu Labeo rohita; and mrigal Cirrhinus mrigala; ratio 4:3:3) was carried out in 200-m2 earthen ponds fertilized with cattle manure and supplemented with inorganic fertilizer at 3-kg nitrogen and 1.5-kg phosphorus/ha per day. A control treatment of a tilapia monoculture without fertilizer inputs was included to assess the effect of pond basal fertility. Net yields of 23.5 kg/pond per 112 d (3.8 t/ha per 1 yr) in the tilapia monoculture and 19.2 kg/pond per 112 d (3.1 t/ha per yr) in the carp polyculture were not significantly different; net yields from unfertilized tilapia monoculture ponds were negative. In the carp polyculture, silver carp was the dominant species at harvest contributing 73% of the total net fish production compared to 9% and 19% by rohu and mrigal, respectively. Water quality data suggested that tilapia yields could have been further improved by increasing fertilization rate but that critical dissolved oxygen concentration constrained this option for carp polyculture.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7403
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-7345.1997.tb00642.x
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Affiliation: Asian Institute of Technology
Asian Institute of Technology
Aquaculture

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