GROWTH COMPARISON OF MONO AND MIXED-SEX GIANT FRESHWATER PRAWN (MACROBRACHIUM ROSENBERGII, DE MAN) AND STOCKING OPTIMIZATION OF MALE MONOSEX FARMING

Authors

  • Shikder Saiful Islam Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh; Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Md Rony Golder Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Joyanta Bir Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh; Department of Zoology and Animal cell Biology, University of Basque Country, Spain
  • Saroj Kumar Mistry Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh
  • Md. Nure Alam Siddique Printmaking Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Md. Rayhan Ali College of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China
  • Wasim Sabbir Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Md. Abul Kalam Azad Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh
  • Khandaker Anisul Huq Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2022.19.01.2114-ls

Keywords:

Mono-sex, stocking density, growth, survival, production performance, aquaculture

Abstract

Most often male freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) exhibits higher growth compared to the female counterpart. The current study has been conducted to evaluate the production performance and the survival rate of mono-sex male freshwater prawn culture compared to mono-sex female and mixed-sex culture. Conjointly the study also appraises the production competence of mono-sex male M. rosenbergii at different stocking densities. The experiment was conducted in two different phases. The first experiment comprised of three treatments, viz. mono sex male (T1), mono sex Female (T2) and both male & female (T3) with the same stocking density (3 in d/m2) and maintaining the sex ratio 100% male and female for T1 and T2, and 50:50 ratio for T3. The second experiment was conducted with all-male prawn (100% male) with three different stockings densities (i.e. 1, 2 and 3 in d/m2 successively as D1, D2 and D3). The results showed that in the first experiment, mono-sex males performed better growth, survival and production than mono-sex females and mixed-sex populations. In the second experiment, the highest individual growth was found to be 57.81±0.12 g in D1, 52.22±0.14 g in D2 and 40.97±0.1g in D3. Similarly, D1 showed the highest survival compared to D2 and D3. In contrast, the highest production (888.05±9.05 kg/ha) was found in D2, followed by D3 (826±42.07 kg/ha) and D1 (496.18±34.86 kg/ha). Hence, this research suggests practicing mono-sex male M. rosenbergii culture at stocking of 2/m2 for accomplishing maximum profits.

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S. S. . Islam, “GROWTH COMPARISON OF MONO AND MIXED-SEX GIANT FRESHWATER PRAWN (MACROBRACHIUM ROSENBERGII, DE MAN) AND STOCKING OPTIMIZATION OF MALE MONOSEX FARMING”, Khulna Univ. Stud., vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 43–54, Jan. 2022.

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