Mass Propagation of Danio aequippinatus, an Ornamental Fish of North Eastern India
- Corresponding Author:
- Sharmistha Paul
Department of Zoology
Arya Vidyapeeth College
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 04, 2014; Accepted date:February 25, 2015; Published date: February 28, 2015
Citation: Sarmah SK, Paul S, Dey SC (2015) Mass Propagation of Danio aequippinatus, an Ornamental Fish of North Eastern India. Fish Aquac J 6:118. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000118
Copyright: © 2015 Sarmah SK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
North eastern region (NER) of India harbours 266 species of fishes out of which 196 have potential ornamental value. The present paper incorporates the technique of mass propagation of indigenous ornamental fish species with Danio aequipinnatus as the test species. For successful mass propagation of D. aequipinnatus, selection of brood stock, food and feeding schedule and breeding set-up are important criteria. Maintenance of physic-chemical parameters of the breeding tank is important in the survival of the breeders. Best fertilization rate are obtained with 3:2 male to female ratio.