Title: First data on rabbit dung as a water fertilizer in tropical fish culture and its effect on the growth of Oreochromis niloticus (Teleostei, Cichlidae)
Authors: Breine, JJ ×
Teugels, GG
Podoor, Nicole
Ollevier, Frans #
Issue Date: Mar-1996
Publisher: Kluwer academic publ
Series Title: Hydrobiologia vol:321 issue:2 pages:101-107
Abstract: The influence of rabbit dung on water quality, plankton occurrence and Nile tilapia growth (Oreochromis niloticus) was studied. pH and total alkalinity increased, dissolved oxygen concentration decreased but not below the critical level whilst the nitrogen parameters were not affected in a significant way. An important increase of plankton was recorded and was reflected in a decrease of transparency: the phytoplankton density was 2.7 times that of the controls. Tilapia growth rate in the manure treatments was 5.1 times that of the control group; no significant difference in survival rates was observed.
ISSN: 0018-8158
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plant Systematics and Ecology Section - miscellaneous
Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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