Ekta Kumari* & Arun Kumar
University Department of Zoology, B.N.M.U., Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 2nd July, 2018 ; Revised :12th September, 2018
Abstract: Physico-chemical properties of water samples from 20 randomly selected ponds were comparatively analyzed for its quality and suitability for aquaculture. The variation in the physico-chemical parameters of the aquaculture ponds above or below standard values has potential effects on the health and productivity of aquaculture. It has been found that the pond water was acidic to neutral in nature (pH varied from 6.0 to 7.2) and could be suitable for aquaculture. The dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration was suitable for fish production but more DO level should be present for all aquatic life especially for fish production. Chemical oxygen demands (COD) of all pond waters were within the permissible limits for fish production.