Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 402-405 January-March 2008

 

STUDIES ON THE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF SASTHAMCOTTAH LAKE (INDIA) WITH REFERENCE TO SUITABILITY FOR AQUACULTURE

 

Ruchira Chaudhary* and Rachna S. Pillai

Department of Zoology, Govt. Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya, Bhopal (India)

 

Received on : August 15, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present paper focuses on the physico-chemical analysis and aquaculture in Sasthamcottah Lake situated in Kollam district of Kerala (India). The physico-chemical parameters were analysed for a period of one year from June 2006 to May 2007. Most of the physico-chemical parameters indicate that the lake is eutrophic in nature. During the study period 17 species of fishes were identified. Filling up of parts of lake, domestic and agricultural wastes and domestic sewage disposal were found to be the reason for the lake?

 

Keywords : Eutrophic, Species, Aquaculture, Diversity, Aqua culture

 

 

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