Breeding of indigenous ornamental fishes- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish

Anna Mercy, T V (2009) Breeding of indigenous ornamental fishes- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish. [Teaching Resource]

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One of the desirable qualities that an ornamental fish should possess is that it should be able to breed under captive conditions. Collection of fish from its natural resources alone will not help in the sustainability of the industry. If we take a look at the ornamental fish industry of India, it can be seen that all ornamental fish being marketed in India are exotic fishes. The most popular gold fish is from China. The queen of ornamental fish –angel- is from River Amazon of Brazil. The much demanding liver bearers are also from South America. Whereas the export market of ornamental fish is mainly dominated by indigenous fishes of India. These are always collected from the wild and exported. This leads to the indiscriminate over exploitation of many species and hence they become endangered. Here arises the necessity of captive breeding.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Breeding; indigenous ornamental fishes
Subjects:Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:5329
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 11:41
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 11:41

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