Indian Spiny Loach Seed Production and Rearing Techniques

Authors

  • Velmurugan P. Directorate of Sustainable Aquaculture, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu (611 002), India
  • Somu Sundar Lingam R. Directorate of Sustainable Aquaculture, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu (611 002), India

Keywords:

Broodstock development, Captive breeding, Loach fish, Seed production

Abstract

Indian spiny loach has a greater market demand in Indian local market due to its delicious and nutritious meat. This demand is met only through wild collection of this fish from natural resources. Wild collection coupled with burgeoning anthropogenic threats to natural ecosystems, especially aquatic ecosystems, significantly threatening the biodiversity of this fish in wild conditions which is placing an immense pressure on the captive breeding and seed production of this species. Moreover, there is a huge demand for this species among the farmers for practicing commercial fish farming. Keeping this in mind, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University has initiated its natural and induced breeding at Kanyakumari-Parakkai Centre for sustainable aquaculture. The present article covers the preliminary studies carried out at this centre and the experiments have shown positive results for both natural and induced breeding which can be well explored for standardizing the breeding and seed protocol for Indian spiny loach.

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Published

2024-06-25

How to Cite

[1]
P., V. and R., S.S.L. 2024. Indian Spiny Loach Seed Production and Rearing Techniques. Biotica Research Today. 6, 6 (Jun. 2024), 349–352.

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