Breeding performance of sustainable fish Ctenopharyngodon idella through single intramuscular injection of Ovaprim-C at Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Effect of intramuscular injection of Ovaprim–C on the number of eggs/kg, fertilization rate and hatching percentage were studied at a private Fish Hatchery at Bahawalpur, Pakistan, during April to June 2008, on Ctenopharyngodon idella (Grass carp). Studied fish specimens were spawned successfully following a single dose of injection of Ovaprim-C (LH-RH analogue) with 0.6 ml kg-1 for female and 0.2 ml kg-1 for male brooders. Ova and milt were stripped simultaneously and mixture was stirred for 15 to 30 s during which fertilization occurred. Hatching occurred within 18 to 30 h after fertilization. The experiment was conducted in circular spawning tank with 2 m diameter. It was observed that body weight has positive influence on absolute fecundity (r = 0.967), while relative fecundity remained constant with increasing body weight. If it is impossible to determine the absolute and relative fecundity then these parameters can be determined from the body weight.
Key words: Induced spawning, Ovaprim-C, fecundity, Ctenopharyngodon idella.