Blue Revolution in Assam: Successful Chital fish seed production conducted in Nagaon
The Fisheries department has successfully conducted the Chital fish seed production at the Jungal Balahu Fish Farm at Raha in Nagaon district of Assam.
“The Chital tank of the farm was given a congenial environment for spawning by the brooders,” said Fisheries Development Officer, Pratul Deka.
An attempt was made systematically for the production of Chital fish seed in the farm at Raha through natural cum confined environment since April 2021.
It may be noted that on May 19, collection of Chital eggs at the rate 5000 numbers as stick to rough surface was observed and immediately released to the happa which is a specially designed mosquito type net installed at the breeding pool of the farm hatchery unit.
“During this period, 24x7 hours showering was conducted in the breeding pool where adhesive Chital eggs were kept. After 10 days, eggs started hatching gradually and took food, specially boiled eggs. Mustard oil cake solutions as feed were also used and accepted,” said Deka.
Specially designed coconut leaf structured material was used as adhesive and sheltering material in the breeding pool.
“Continuous efforts are on for successful operation of induced breeding of Chital fish in complete controlled environment,” said District Fisheries Development Officer, Nagaon, Dr Ramendra Chandra Barman, adding a second batch of Chital seed sale will be done shortly.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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