International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B
Observation of giant fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii survival and growth in solar heated fish pondsAuthor(s):
Nipoon Sharma and Seema LangerAbstract:
The present study investigates the application of greenhouse technology on the growth and survival of Macrobrachium rosenbergii
in colder Himalayan Regions. The experimental setup for observation of prawn survival and growth consisted of two fish ponds covered by dome-shaped poly-houses for solar heating in the laboratory complex of Post Graduate Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu, J&K (32o 43´ Latitude, 74o 52´ Longitude and 309 meters above mean sea level) where climatic conditions vary from hot and humid summers (May to September) to extremely cold winters (November to February). Earlier giant freshwater prawn culture practices were carried out in stipulated period of 5-6 months of summers as 100% mortalities were observed in winters. Experiments indicted that culture of prawns in green-house ponds extended their culture period over winters with increase in their survival as well as growth as compared to open ponds.Pages: 99-102 | 559 Views 22 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Nipoon Sharma and Seema Langer. Observation of giant fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii survival and growth in solar heated fish ponds. 2017; 5(2): 99-102.