Growth performance and proximate composition of grey mullet Liza parsia at different salinities

Joyanto Bir, Rimu Das, Md Rony Golder, Shikder Saiful Islam, Prianka Paul, Md Iman Noor, Md Rofiqul Islam, Sarower E Mahfuj, Alokesh Kumar Ghosh, Khandokar Anisul Huq

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Abstract. The study was conducted to evaluate growth, survivability, and proximate composition of Liza parsia at different salinities to adopt as a potential aquaculture species in salinity intruded coastal areas of Bangladesh. The experiment was carried out at laboratory conditions in rectangular tanks (25 L) with five different salinities viz. 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 ppt correspondingly considered as T1(control), T2, T3, T4 and T5. Fingerlings were collected from the Pashur river and stocked at 10 individual/25L tank. After 90 days of culture period, growth was found significantly different among the treatments. Average weight gain was highest inT2 (1.76±0.19) and lowest inT5 (0.91±0.15). Interestingly survival rate was found 100(%) in all treatment. Specific growth rate was 0.829±0.10, 1.162±0.14, 0.744±0.2, 0.736±0.10 and 0.605±0.15 respectively in T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5. Average daily gain was found higher in T1 (0.059± 0.006g/d), compared to other treatment. The average food conversion ratios were 0.78±0.06, 1±0.00, 0.69±0.06, 0.78±0.22 and 1.035±0.25 in T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 in five tanks, respectively. Better water quality parameters were observed in T2. The temperature ranged from 28-30.3ºC, pH from 7.21-7.64, DO from 5.01-5.68 ppm, hardness from 184.55-237.65mg/l and total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) ranged from 0.52-0.85 mg/l. No significant change was observed in the proximate composition of fish reared at different salinities. Finally, it could be concluded that L. parsia can tolerate a wide range of salinity and can be cultured even in freshwater, thus might be a potential species for coastal aquaculture.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBangladesh Journal of Fisheries
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


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