Comparative Study of Monosex Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Production under Different Stocking Density in Ponds

M.S.Reza M. A. Rahman, U. A. Janifa M. R. Hasan, P. Sarker


A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of stocking density on the growth and production of monosex male tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) conducted in six ponds commencing from 7th July to 4th November, 2012. Feeding frequency were two times in a day. The mean initial weight of fry in all the treatments were 5.7±0.04 g and after completion of the experiment the mean final weight of tilapia was 321.62±1.11 g for T1, 300.12±0.87 g for T2 and 256.25±2.38 g for T3. The mean weight gain of 315.92±1.11, 294.42±0.87  and 250.552.38g and mean percent weight gain of 5542.40, 5165.20 and 4395.61% and mean FCR was 1.41±0.00, 1.46±0.01 and 1.59±0.00and mean SGRof 3.36, 3.30 and 3.17% and the survival rate was 97.67, 94.25 and 93.40% were recorded in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. The highest weight gain, percent weight gain, SGR and survival rate were found in T1 and lowest were found in T3. The production was observed to be 47.12±0.52, 56.57±0.80 and 59.84±1.10 kg/dec/4 months in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. The significant (P?0.01) highest fish production and FCR was obtained 59.84 kg/dec/4 months and 1.59 respectively in T3 under stocking density was 250 fish/decimal and production, FCR was found to be decreased significantly with the decrease in stocking density. The lowest fish production 47.12 kg/dec/4 months were observed in T1. Although higher production was obtained in T3 but individually growth performance of monosex tilapia was higher in T1.

Keywords: Monosex tilapia, growth performance, stocking density, tilapia production.

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