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Induced Spawning of Yellowtail and Sutchi Catfish with Pituitary Extract

Published by Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific - The main species of Pangasid catfishes recently adopted for culture with Indian Major Carps are Yellowtail catfish (Pangasius pangasius) and Sutchi catfish (Pangasius sutchi). These fishes were introduced into the farming system of Bengal from Thailand through Bangladesh in 1994-95. Though carnivorous at an early stage, the fish are compatible with Indian Major Carps from five days onwards and can grow to 3 kg/year on a balanced diet. These fish have already established their importance as profitable species in aquafarming of Bengal.

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