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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part H

Preliminary study of the growth of Oreochromis niloticus var. Rocky Mountain and Lycopersicum esculentum L. cultured in aquaponic/Biofloc system


Author(s): Martínez-Meingüer AM, Castro-Mejía G, Vázquez-Silva G, Castro-Mejía J and Castro-Castellón AE

Abstract: Aquaponic cultures control the residual nutrient accumulation that come from aquaculture activity, which reduces the fertilizer and water consumption without affecting culture demean quality and productivity. Twenty-five juvenile stage of Oreochromis niloticus var. Rocky Mountain juveniles with a mean total length of 6.15 to 6.55 cm and mean weight of 5.51 to 9.87 g were cultured in 200 L plastic beakers with 160 L of freshwater (0.80 x1.0 m). Tomato plants were sown in PVC tower aquaponic system. Every 15 days, total length of tomatoes stem and fishes were measured. Organisms with longest total length were those fed with Tilapia pellet with fertilized plants with 24.68±0.20 cm, meanwhile lowest values were for Tetracolor® without fertilized plants with 16.31±0.37 cm. The tallest stem was found with Tilapia pellet and fertilized plant with 271.56 ±0.48 cm and the smallest stem was for Tetracolor without fertilized plants with 192.03 ±0.26 cm. The results show a tilapia and tomato plant growth and weight increase in aquaponic/Biofloc integrated culture system.

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How to cite this article:
Martínez-Meingüer AM, Castro-Mejía G, Vázquez-Silva G, Castro-Mejía J, Castro-Castellón AE. Preliminary study of the growth of Oreochromis niloticus var. Rocky Mountain and Lycopersicum esculentum L. cultured in aquaponic/Biofloc system. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):609-618.
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