International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part E
Status of ornamental fishes along with health issues in sylhet division of BangladeshAuthor(s):
Rima Akter, M Shahab Uddin, MS Islam, Tanwi Dey, Shahrear Hemal and Farzana Khanam ChadneAbstract:
The study was conducted to assess the status of ornamental fishes along with health issues in Sylhet division for a period of six months from 5 December 2017 to 4 June 2018. Data were collected from eight upazilas under four districts in Sylhet division through questionnaire interview with aquarium shop keepers and users. In total 11 aquarium shops were found in greater Sylhet. Only 26 ornamental fish species were available at different shops and all species belonged to 4 orders- Cypriniformes (42.31%), Perciformes (38.46%), Siluriformes (15.38%) and Characiformes (3.85%). All species were exotic except one which was native and these were brought from Dhaka Katabon, Chittagonj and Feni. Exotic fishes were introduced to mentioned places from Thailand, China, India and Malaysia by importer mainly three sizes such as small (1 to 1.5 inch), medium (2-5 inch) and large (8 to 12 inch), respectively. Ornamental fishes fed on supplementary feed imported from Thailand, China and Singapore. Marketing channels were quite simple namely wholesaler to retailer and other was importer to trader and trader to retailer as well as finally retailer to aquarist. Price of each pair of ornamental fish ranged between BDT 50.00-1500.00. Fewer numbers of fish were found to be sold during winter months (January and February). Winter season was not suitable like other seasons for aquarium fish because of low temperature and disease incidence. Ornamental fishes also affected by various diseases like as white spot, tail and fin rot, dropsy, mouth fungus and parasitic problems. Health management systems included gradual aeration, heating or exchange of water, changes feeding frequency and use of various types of drugs like 100-gold, Potassium, Chlorine, Doxy-A, Renamycine, Oxytetracycline, Water care and Salt.Pages: 356-360 | 224 Views 21 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Rima Akter, M Shahab Uddin, MS Islam, Tanwi Dey, Shahrear Hemal, Farzana Khanam Chadne. Status of ornamental fishes along with health issues in sylhet division of Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):356-360.