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Effect of formalin on fertilization, hatching rate of eggs of Thai Pangas (Pangasius hypophthalmus) and survival and growth performance of fry

Md. Habibur Rahman, Syeda Maksuda Yeasmin, Md. Anisur Rahman, Md. Almamun Farid, Abdulla-Al-Asif

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Int. J. Biosci.14(4), 158-165, April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.4.158-165


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Eggs of matured Thai Pangas (Pangasius hypophthalmus) were ranging from 2500 to 4200g comparative to total body weight (TBW) which were treated with 0.5 ml and 1 ml formalin concentrations for 60 seconds to determine its efficacy and effect on fertilization, hatching of egg, survival and growth performance of fry in this present study. Each treatment was replicated three times in the experiment. The present research work was conducted at Mafatema fish hatchery, Chanchra, Jashore and laboratory of Fisheries and Marine Bioscience department, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh. In case of fecundity, mean fecundity did not differed significantly (P>0.05); 120580±9560, 134292±16035 and 117238±7986 per kg body weight for 0.5 ml (T2), 1 ml (T3) and control (T1) group respectively. The highest fertilization rate (93.68±5.78) and hatching rate (88.12±9.34) were found in T3 which were significantly different (P<0.05) with T1 and T2. This study revealed, T3 showed the highest survival rate (92.50%) that is significantly different from T1 and T2. The present study showed that, the growth performance of P. hypophthalmus was found higher such as percentage of weight gain 95.26 ± 12.01 and specific growth rate 0.65 ± 0.06 in T3 which were significantly higher than T1 and T2. Eggs of P. hypophthalmus treated with 1 ml diluted formalin concentration for 60 seconds showed better results in terms of fertilization and hatching rate of eggs, survival and growth performance of fry.


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