Aspects of air-breathing fish farming practiced at Mathurapur-II Block, West Bengal, India
7 March 2022 | Subrato Ghosh and Pulakesh Purkait | 379 Downloads | .pdf | 4.95 MB | Freshwater finfish, Genetics and biodiversity, Hatchery and nursery, India
Climbing perch Anabas testudineus is a high-priced fish, nutritious and economically profitable for small- to medium-scale fish farmers, who can obtain fry from local paddy fields and low-lying inundated areas in late summer, monsoon and post-monsoon periods. Climbing perch is a facultative air-breathing fish that is able to move between water bodies by undertaking short migrations overland.
This article describes techniques for climbing perch and major carp aquaculture, including use of biofloc systems, preparation of live feeds including mealworms, and some concerns regarding the hybridisation of native Indian strain of A. testudineus with an imported Vietnamese strain.
Creative Commons Attribution.