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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 2960-2970
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.314


Economic Viability of Biofloc Based System for the Nursery Rearing of Milkfish (Chanos chanos)
Ravindra Sontakke1* and Harsha Haridas2
1ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, PanchMarg, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai-400061, India
2ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Garacharama, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Chanos chanos, commonly known as Milkfish is one of the most preferred and cultured brackish water finfish species across Southeast Asia. The major source of seed input is smaller fry collected from wild are sold off in minimum prize whereas fingerling size which can be attained in 1-2 month nursery rearing fetches a better prize. Experiments were conducted to find the growth and survivability of wild caught milk fish fry (5-6cm with 0.9 to 1g size), in clear water and biofloc base indoor culture (1 tonne tank) as well as traditional pond condition (0.02 ha) till the fingerling size (7-8cm with 4-5 g size). In biofloc based system the preferred size was attained after 30 days with 80% of survival whereas it took around 45 days in the clear water culture system and the survival was 52%. Simultaneously in traditional earthen pond the fingerlings were obtained in 30days duration with 56% survivability. The operational cost of the indoor biofloc and clear water system is projected for 0.1 ha area and the economic viability are compared with traditional pond culture for same area. Highest net income (deducting the cost of production from total profit) of Rs. 4,86,015/- was obtained from biofloc based system followed by traditional pond culture (3,32,420/-) with the lowest in the clear water system of Rs. 2,81,123/-. The study shows that the biofloc based nursery rearing of milkfish is economically viable and more profitable to the Clearwater culture system and can be practiced instead of traditional pond culture.


Keywords: Biofloc, Earthen pond, Clear water culture, Comparative analysis
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Ravindra Sontakke and Harsha Haridas. 2018. Economic Viability of Biofloc Based System for the Nursery Rearing of Milkfish (Chanos chanos).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 2960-2970. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.314