• Md. Shah Alam Sarker School of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1705, Bangladesh
  • Md. Alfaz Uddin Shaikh District Fisheries Office, Director of Fisheries, Jhinaidah, Bangladesh
  • Md. Abdus Salam Department of Aquaculture, Bangladesh Agriculture University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
  • Md. Monirul Islam District Fisheries Office, Director of Fisheries, Faridpur, Bangladesh




Polyculture, Pabda (Ompok pabda), Carp, Stocking density, Pond


An experiment on the polyculture of carps with high valued small indigenous fish species (SIS) Pabda (Ompok pabda) was carried out for 152 days to evaluate the production performances of carp and pabda in some on-farm pond conditions in three Upazila of Jhenaidah district. Three stocking densities of Pabda were T1500, T2600, and T3-700 fish per decimal where released, carp density was the same among the treatments at 246 nos/33 decimal. Fish was fed with commercial (sprectahexa, mega) pelleted feed at the same rate at the different stages of Pabda (0.66-50 gm BW @ 20%-4% twice a day respectively). The weight gain of Pabda was 40.965 ± 0.04, 35.17± 0.11 and 30.99 ± 1.17 g in T1, T2, and T3 treatments, respectively. The production levels showed significant difference (P<0.05) among the treatments. The SGR (%) of Pabda was 2.76 ± 0.0006, 2.66 ± 0.002 and 2.58 ± 0.024 in T1, T2, and T3, respectively that showed a significant difference (P<0.05) among the treatments. The weight gain of carp was 1177.24 ± 30.87, 1150± 0.001, 1154.85 ± 3.43 in T1, T2, and T3, respectively, which was also significantly different (P<0.05) when ANOVA was performed. The water quality parameters like transparency and dissolved oxygen in the treatments showed significant differences (P<0.05) except temperature, pH, and ammonia nitrogen. The results of the present study demonstrated that the fishes showed better growth, survival, and production in the low stocking density of Pabda in T1 treatment.


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How to Cite

M. S. A. . Sarker, M. A. U. . Shaikh, M. A. . Salam, and M. M. . Islam, “EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT STOCKING DENSITY OF SMALL INDIGENOUS FISH PABDA WITH CARP POLYCULTURE SYSTEM”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 11–23, Feb. 2024.

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