Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system

Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system ( Vol-3,Issue-2,March - April 2018 )

Author: Md. Zahir Rayhan, Md. Arefin Rahman, Md. Amzad Hossain, Taslima Akter, Tasmina Akter

ijeab doi crossref DOI: 10.22161/ijeab/3.2.5

Keyword: Aquaponic, Stocking density, Tilapia, Indian spinach, Growth.

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to compare effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system. The experiment was set-up for 8 weeks under 4 treatments with three replications, where stocking density of tilapia were 30, 50, 70 and 90 fish/tank (300 litre) in treatments T1, T2, T3 and T4, respectively. Water from the tank was recirculated through a vegetable growing tray. Each of the tray was 0.15 m3in size, which was planted with 12 plants (Indian spinach). The fish of all the treatments was fed two times a day. During the experimental period,the range of water temperature was 27.1 to 31.50 C, pH 7.48 to 8.28, ammonia 0.2 to 2.0 mg/l and dissolve oxygen 5.11 to 6.58 mg/l. At the end of the experiment, average weight gain, final length, specific growth rate (%/day), survival rate was significantly higher in T1 (30 fish/tank) treatment while the net yield of fish and plant biomass was higher in T2 (50 fish/tank) treatment.Therefore, the study suggests that stocking density of 50 fish/tank for tilapia, i.e. 167 fish/m3, is suitable for production of both plant and fish in a recirculating aquaponic system.

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Md. Zahir Rayhan, Md. Arefin Rahman, Md. Amzad Hossain, Taslima Akter, Tasmina Akter et al."Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878),vol 3, no. 2, 2018, pp.343-349 AI Publications doi:10.22161/ijeab/3.2.5

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Md. Zahir Rayhan, Md. Arefin Rahman, Md. Amzad Hossain, Taslima Akter, Tasmina Akter, P.(2018).Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(2), 343-349.10.22161/ijeab/3.2.5

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Md. Zahir Rayhan, Md. Arefin Rahman, Md. Amzad Hossain, Taslima Akter, Tasmina Akter, P.(2018).Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(2), pp.343-349.

Harvard

Md. Zahir Rayhan, Md. Arefin Rahman, Md. Amzad Hossain, Taslima Akter, Tasmina Akter. 2018."Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(2):343-349.Doi:10.22161/ijeab/3.2.5

IEEE

Md. Zahir Rayhan, Md. Arefin Rahman, Md. Amzad Hossain, Taslima Akter, Tasmina Akter."Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system", International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology,vol.3,no. 2, pp.343-349,2018.

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@article { md.zahirrayhan2018effect,
title={Effect of stocking density on growth performance of monosex tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Indian spinach (Basella alba) in a recirculating aquaponic system},
author={Md. Zahir Rayhan, Md. Arefin Rahman, Md. Amzad Hossain, Taslima Akter, Tasmina Akter , R},
journal={International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology},
volume={3},
year= {2018} ,
}