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Length-Weight Relationships of the Pond-Cultured Spotted Barb (Puntius binotatus)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Borneo Marine Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, MALAYSIA
  • 2 Innovasi Sedia Sdn. Bhd. Lot 37, Block E, Ground Floor, New World Commercial Center, Donggongon, 89500 Penampang, Sabah, MALAYSIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 61-63, July,10 (2013)


Length-weight relationship and relative condition factor of the pond-cultured spotted barb, Puntius binotatus were calculated to determine its growth and health conditions in order to evaluate the efficiency of present culture practice. The cultured fish were growing well in the ponds as they attained strong positive allometric growth as the b value was 3.356 (&


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