Biofloc technology: An environmental management approach in carp (Cyprinus carpio ver. communis) culture

Date 2021
Author(s) Das S. K.ORCID1, Mandal AmitORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata- 700094, West Bengal, India
2 : Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India
DOI 10.17882/81693
Publisher SEANOE
Abstract

Supplementation of biofloc in common carp (Cyprinus carpio ver. Communis (0.84±0.003g) culture was investigated in replacing commercial feed. Two studies were conducted for 120 days in outdoor experimental cisterns with reduction of feed from 50% to 100%, with two biofloc media; without (Experiment 1; E1) and with neem extract (Experiment 2; E2). The experimental groups were: biofloc with feeding at 6% body weight (T1E1 and T1E2), biofloc with feeding at 3% body weight (T2E1 and T2E2), biofloc without feeding (T3E1 and T3E2), feeding at 6% body weight (C1) and only biofloc (C2E1 and C2E2). %%%. Absolute weight gain in T2E1 was 8.97 times and in T2E2 was 4.63 times higher than C1. In spite of 18.54% and 7.26% higher growth respectively in T1E1 and T1E2 than C1, BFT could not compensate the total withdrawal of feed (T3E1 and T3E2) and resulted in 22.22% to 33.33% mortality in T3E2 and T3E1, respectively. Under identical feeding regime, FCR was improved by 52.57% to53.76 % in T2E1 and 48.71% to 51.23% in T2E2 compared to T1E1 and T1E2 respectively. Increased N: P ratio of water and soil in E2 favoured fish growth. Neem leave extract in biofloc media should be judicious as it may cause nitrification inhibition.

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Acknowledgements Authors acknowledges the owner of shrimp culture ponds, East Midnapur, West Bengal, India and the laboratory facilities provided by the Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India.
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Das S. K., Mandal Amit (2021). Biofloc technology: An environmental management approach in carp (Cyprinus carpio ver. communis) culture. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/81693


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Das S. K., Mandal Amit (2021). Biofloc technology: a potential tool for resource management in carp (Cyprinus carpio ver. communis) culture. Accepted in Aquatic Living Resources