Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
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ISSN: 2150-3508

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Effect of Daucus carota and Beta vulgaris on Color of Anabus testudineus

Chandasudha Goswami and Zade VS

Ornamental fish keeping is one of the most popular hobbies in the world today and rapidly gaining importance for their aesthetic value as well as trade value. The knowledge of nutritional requirement in ornamental fish species is essential to improve productive development and also for color improvement. The Climbing Perch, Anabas testudineus (Bloch) is a highly priced air breathing, freshwater food fish species which belongs to the family Anabantidae and order Perciformes. This paper deals with effect of feed; formulated from Natural plant products viz. carrot (Daucus carota) and beetroot (Beta vulgaris) on color improvement of Anabus testudineus. The feed and water environment changed the color of Ananus testudineus by 80% during the experiment. In practice, Fishery business has enormous potential to accelerate Indian Economy by earning foreign currency as well as it may also reopen a door for young entrepreneurs to do fishery business using natural plant products as feed. Also Ornamental fish feed from natural plant product will make its culture and rearing easy and less expensive and makes this business vibrant and native fishes will get the level of demand they deserve.