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Physicochemical Properties of Two Fish Ponds in Akure, Implications for Artificial Fish Culture

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 977-982

Keywords : Fish pond; Physicochemicals parameters; water samples.;

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The physicochemical analyses of water samples collected from Ponds located at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA and Pond in Oda Road, Akure were conducted using standard laboratory techniques.The values of the parameters ranged from pH7.10±0.06b - 8.39±0.01c, conductivity 1.03±0.57c- 7.72±1.16bmS/cm, TDS 5.17±0.58c - 3.85±0.58bmg/l, turbidity 1.87±0.09c - 0.60±0.06b NTU, TSS 2.12±0.01c - 1.17±0.01bmg/l, BOD 12.60±0.06b - 12.63±0.09bmg/l, DO 62.77±0.03c- 41.67±0.01bmg/l, alkalinity7.64±0.01b- 7.98±0.04bmg/l, sulphate 1.10±0.01a - 1.01±0.04amg/l, phosphate 2.13±0.09b - 2.06±0.01b mg/l, nitrate 4.13±0.01c - 2.86±0.01bmg/l.However, there should be periodic or constantwater qualitycontrol of fish ponds in order to ensure conducive environment for fish safety.The physico-chemical parameters investigated in this study, were within the range recommended for good fish production, indicating that the environmental conditions in these pond waters offer conducive conditions for fish survival and growth hence, increased productivity from fish ponds.

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