Observation of probiotics effect on the growth, survival and production of giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in south-west part of Bangladesh

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Observation of probiotics effect on the growth, survival and production of giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in south-west part of Bangladesh

Prianka Paul, Prof. Dr. Md. Anisur Rahman, Antara Ghosh
Int. J. Biosci.14( 3), 45-53, March 2019.
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The study was conducted to observe the effect of probiotics on growth and survival of giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii from September to January 2018. There were 3 experimental groups viz (a) control or without probiotics treated prawn (T1), (b) water probiotics (PRO-W) treated prawn (T2), and (c) feed probiotics (AqualactTM) treated prawn (T3). Stocking density was 3PL/m2 for all and each was triplicated. During stocking, average body weight of juvenile prawn was 1.93 g.  Feeds were applied at 10% body weight in 1st month and reduced to 7% at 2nd month, 5% at 3rd month onward till the end. The lowest and highest final weight of prawn was found in T1(40.13±3.9 g) and T3 (54.73±2.87g) respectively at the end. The SGR was found to be 2.02±1.51, 2.16±1.65 and 2.23±1.87 (%BW/day) in T1, T2 and T3 respectively. The survival rate differs significantly and highest was found in in T3 (93.86±1.42%). The average FCR (Feed Conversion Ration) was lowest in T3 (1.13±0.15) and highest inT1 (2.27±0.43). The net average production was found highest in T3 (1090.27±60.65kg/ha). Water quality parameters were measured regularly and were within the culturable range. The production of probiotics treated ponds was always higher than without probiotics treated ponds. So, it can be concluded that using controlled probiotics can minimize the cost of production and hence increase the benefit of farmers.


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