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The limnological conditions of a tropical nursery pond used for production of helostoma temmincki fry


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Cheah, Sin Hock and Abd. Satar, Mustafa Kamal and Md. Yusoff, Fatimah (1988) The limnological conditions of a tropical nursery pond used for production of helostoma temmincki fry. Malaysian Applied Biology, 17 (2). pp. 65-75. ISSN 0126-8643

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A Iimnological study was conducted in a tropical nursery pond used for fry production of Helostoma temmincki. Water temperature, light, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, total alkalinity, pH, nitrates, phosphates, phytoplankton density and biomass, zooplankton density, benthos and fish were sampled and analyzed weekly during the 4 week study period. Oxygen concentrations were low (2.42-4.28 mg/l), The water was acidic (pH: 5.78-6.64) with low alkalinity (14.89-28.40 mg CaC03/l)· Inorganic nitrogen values were relatively low (0.051-0.092 rng N/1) in relation to orthophosphate concentration (0.030-0.064 mg/l) for balanced phytoplankton uptake. Phytoplankton density and biomass were low with ranges of 413-3046 cells/ml and 12.05-27.88 mg Chlorophyll a mg/m3 respectively. Zooplankton density was also low (44.8-460 organisms/l). The water was clear with light penetration reaching pond bottom. Chironomus formed 77% of the total benthos which comprised of 8 species. Two mollusc species Gyraulus convexciusculus and Melanoides tuberculata formed the next abundant group. H. temmincki fry had an average growth of 1.5 mm/day and 46.4 mg/day and a survival rate of 16.4%. Improvements in nursery pond management to enhance fry production are discussed


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science
Publisher: Malaysian Society of Applied Biology
Keywords: Limnology; Pond; Helostoma temmincki
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 11:58
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 11:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39941
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