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GROWTH OF FRESHWATER MUD EEL (Monopterus cuchia) IN DIFFERENT WATER CONDITION, FEEDS AND PROBIOTICS

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Author Name: Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Mer Mosharraf Hossain, Md. Masum Billah, Abdulla-Al-Asif and Jannatul Ferdous
Research Area: Agricultural Science
Volume: 07
Issue: 01
Page No: 10-17
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Country: Bangladesh
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An experiment was conducted to study the effect of different feeds on growth and production of freshwater Mud Eel (Monopterus cuchia) in nine aquariums over a period of 90 days during June to August 2016. Three different feeds namely Feed A (live feed), Feed B (supplementary feed) and Feed C (probiotics) were applied to treatments I, II and III respectively. Three types of water used in aquarium. These are pond water, ground water and turbid water. Each of the tanks was stocked with nine fish that’s total fish amount of 27. Significantly highest weight gain was obtained in pond water, treatment III, (16.39a ± 2.35). Treatment III yielded the highest (65.56a ±9.4 g/m2 /year) production with the highest survival rate of fish. Water quality parameters like temperature, dissolved oxygen, PH, and alkalinity were optimum. On the basis of better growth and production, it is suggested that pond water condition with probiotics are suitable for the culture of M. cuchia in aquarium.