EFFECT OF WATER PROBIOTIC IN WATER QUALITY MAINTENANCE AND GROWTH OF ROHU (LABEO ROHITA) FINGERLINGS
Sreenivasulu Pasala, Naga Jyothi Pemmineti*, Subhan Ali Mohammad and Praveenkumar Kothuru
The accumulation of organic wastes deteriorates water quality and in turn decreases the growth of fingerlings (Labeo rohita) in fresh water ponds. To avoid this problem a supplementation trail was conducted for 60 days to determine the effect of a commercial water probiotic „Eco-Pro‟ in the water quality maintenance and growth of Rohu (Labeo rohita) fingerlings in fresh water plastic troughs. Probiotic bacteria are known to improve water quality in many ways. Eco-Pro contains a combination of Rhodopseudomonas palustris and some basic mediums. Fresh water plastic troughs were treated with control and experimental diets which contains water probiotic for 60 days. The factors responsible for the improved water quality and significant growth of finger lings Rohu (Labeo rohita) under the influence of water probiotic was analyzed and discussed in the present study.
Keywords: Rhodomonas palustris, Probiotic, Labeo rohita, water quality maintenance, growth performance.
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