Studies were carried out on the physico-chemical parameters of pond water used for shrimp culture. The physical parameters studied were air and water temperature, water depth and transparency, total solids (TS), total dissolved solids (TDS) and total suspended solids (TSS). Chemical parameters studied were pH, salinity, total alkalinity and dissolved inorganic phosphates. These were recorded from the day of culture till the harvest period at 30 days interval. Air and water temperature were increased from the day of culture till the harvest period. Transparency of the water used for the culture was high (40±0.1cm) during initial days and reduced thereafter. Water depth was increased from the day of culture till the harvest period. Suspended and total solids recorded were high on day 90 and total dissolved solids were high (20±1.2mg/l) on the day of culture and harvest. The level of pH recorded was high (8.3±0.0) on day 60 and the level of salinity and total alkalinity recorded was high on day 30. The dissolved inorganic phosphate level was high (1.0±0.0mg/l) on the day of culture which became reduced during the growth and harvest period of shrimp. The feed consumption and gain of body weight were also recorded on each 10 days interval. The body weight was increased as the day of culture was increased and it was positively correlated with the quantity of the feed consumed.
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Dileep Kumar. Water quality management of Shrimp culture in Temporary Ponds. Research Journal of Science and Technology. 2023; 15(4):220-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2988.2023.00038
Dileep Kumar. Water quality management of Shrimp culture in Temporary Ponds. Research Journal of Science and Technology. 2023; 15(4):220-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2988.2023.00038 Available on: https://rjstonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-15-4-10
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