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Role of Water Quality Parameters in Pond Management: A Review

By: Wajeeha Komal, Qandeel Minahal, Shumaila Munir, Shafaq Fatima, Iqra Shahzadi, Razia Liaqat, Layba Naseer

Key Words: Water quality parameters, Aquaculture, Limnology, Yield, Fish health profile.

Int. J. Biosci. 18(2), 45-60, February 2021.


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Fish and all aquatic organisms live in the aquatic medium and perform all their physiological and metabolic activities in the water. The quality of water will determine the quality of an individual. As fish is a vital source of protein from a food point of view along with the fishery sector is a very profitable business in the global market. As commercial aquaculture is increasing day by day countries majority focusing on the aquaculture sector to cope with their economy which will be done only by producing a higher yield. To obtain a better yield or success of the aquaculture system farmers need to provide a suitable environment to fish to enhance fish health profile by maintaining water quality parameters. Water quality characteristics are the key factors that help in the maintenance of fish. These factors include Dissolved oxygen, pH, inorganic and organic materials, water hardness, alkalinity, ammonia, nitrate and temperature. By indicating suitable species according to the environment and maintaining all water quality parameters fish production can be enhanced. All these parameters are interrelated with each other as by increasing the level of temperature the amount of dissolved oxygen and pH will be reduced. By disrupting these parameters there will be a chance to increase the level of ammonia and nitrate which will prove toxic to fish health.

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Role of Water Quality Parameters in Pond Management: A Review

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Wajeeha Komal, Qandeel Minahal, Shumaila Munir, Shafaq Fatima, Iqra Shahzadi, Razia Liaqat, Layba Naseer.
Role of Water Quality Parameters in Pond Management: A Review.
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