INFLUENCE OF FEED INGREDIENTS ON WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS IN AN INTENSIVE POLYCULTURE OF CARPS
A study was conducted to observe changes in physio-chemical water quality due to the influence of four different animal and plant based protein ingredients in re-circulating water system through an intensive polyculture of Indian major carps (Catla catla, Labeo rohita and Cirhinus mrigala). Four experimental diets were formulated by using animal and plant based protein ingredients i.e. fish meal (FM), all parts chicken meal (APCM), corn gluten (CGM) and soybean meal (SBM). It was observed that nature and quantity of major ingredients definitely have impact on ecological conditions of water and may more or less alter the physicchemical parameters.