Effects of different age groups of female brood stocks on the reproductive performance of Catla (Catla catla)

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Effects of different age groups of female brood stocks on the reproductive performance of Catla (Catla catla)

Shammi Aktar, Md. Habibur Rahman, Moumita Choudhury, Syeda Maksuda Yeasmin, Md. Almamun Farid, Md. Anisur Rahman
Int. J. Biosci.19( 2), 23-35, August 2021.
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The study was conducted with the doses 4, 5, 6 and 7 mg/kg body weight of Pituitary gland extract to determine the dose that will give the best result for induced breeding during March 2017 to July 2017 at Ma Fatema Hatchery, Jashore. The higher spawning fecundity were found in 5 mg/kg with value 760737±50169 contrary in 4, 6 and 7 mg/kg doses; the number were 684009±34818, 729355±65443and 737826±25416, respectively. At the dose 5 mg/kg ovulation rate, fertilization rate, hatching rate, survival rate and deformity rate were found 100%, 88.64±2.09%, 86.09±2.58%, 87.78±3.27% and 3.45±1.42%, respectively. PG treated fishes showed best result at dose 5 mg/kg. Then 5 mg PG was used to find out the effects of different age groups of female broods. To determine the suitable age of broods three age groups were used. The mean weight of female broods of 2, 3, 4 years old were 3.22±0.39, 4.58±0.38 and 5.25±0.13 kg, respectively. The gonad somatic index were 24.12%, 21.32% and 20.04%; mean absolute fecundity 624016±34136, 726900±25805 and 767783±17917 in 2, 3 and 4 years female broods, respectively. In treatment 2, 3 and 4 years female broods’ ovulation rate were 66.67%, 100% and 100%; fertilization rate were 75.64±2.12%, 85.88±3.00% and 89.84±3.49%, respectively. Hatching rate were 71.38±3.39%, 82.94±3.52% and 87.70±4.73%; Survival rate before start feeding were 74.09±3.33%, 78.52±4.31% and 88.12±3.38% in 2, 3 and 4 years age groups, respectively. Better breeding performance regarding fertilization and hatching rate was reported in 3 and 4 years female than 2 years age.


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