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Abstract

Survival rates of the Indian carp (Catla catla, Labeo rohita, Cirrhina mrigala) from first to fourth week of life under different experimental treatments.

Abstract

(a) In an experiment with day-old carp similar to that already described (Abst. 5572, Vol. 30), daily addition to the water of a mixture of antibiotic ?, or of a mixture, in mg, of thiamine hydrochloride 3, riboflavin 1, nicotinamide 30, pyridoxine hydrochloride 0.5 and calcium pantothenate 1, with crystalline vitamin B12 5 µg, per 9 litres, significantly improved survival during the first week, when many of the untreated carp died. The effect of B vitamins did not differ significantly from that of antibiotics. Another experiment showed that addition of 1/2 g cowdung daily, a practice recommended for commercial use, did not improve survival.