Aquaponic production of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) in Bangladesh
Keywords:Aquaponics, Water spinach, Tilapia, Production, Bangladesh
The experiment was conducted to assess the water spinach production in aquaponic system using two different media for a period of 90 days. Only brick lets was used as media in treatment T1, whereas in treatment T2 media had mixture of brick lets and used tea leaves. Six 20 liter plastic containers and a 750 L water tank were used for vegetable bed and fish rearing respectively. Fish and water spinach were sampled fortnightly. The highest average plant height, weight and number of leaves recorded in T1 were 35.96 ± 4.75 cm, 59.09 + 23.85 g and 93.90 + 38.52, respectively. Total production of water spinach in T1 and T2 was 1.26 and 0.98 kg, respectively. At the end of the experiment, % length and weight gain was 33.81 and 174.06, the survival rate and FCR was found to be 98.33% and 1.56, respectively. The total production of fish was 29.44 tons/ha/90 days. The system produced higher amount of fish as well as vegetable with minimum water use having no environmental pollution. The system efficiently utilized fish waste in plant production through a symbiotic relationship between the fish and plants. Therefore, the system could be installed in high density city areas to produce fish and vegetable from the rooftop and backyard to address the environmental problems.
Res. Agric., Livest. Fish.5(1): 93-106, April 2018
How to Cite
All RALF articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License. Readers can copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.
Submission of a manuscript implies that authors have met the requirements of the editorial policy and publication ethics. Authors retain the copyright of their articles published in the journal. However, authors agree that their articles remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.