Impact of maintenance of Macrobrachium rosenbergii broodstock prawn on water quality


  • Matheus Nicolino Peixoto HENARES Centro de Aquicultura da UNESP -  CAUNESP. Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Antonio Fernando Monteiro CAMARGO Centro de Aquicultura da UNESP -  CAUNESP. Universidade Estadual Paulista / Departamento de Ecologia do Instituto de Biociências, UNESP
  • José Francisco Vicente BIUDES Centro de Aquicultura da UNESP -  CAUNESP. Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Wagner Cotroni VALENTI Centro de Aquicultura da UNESP -  CAUNESP. Universidade Estadual Paulista Campus Experimental do Litoral Paulista -  UNESP


effluent, water quality, prawn farm activity, crustacean, nutrients


The objective was to evaluate the impacts caused on pond water quality by maintenance of Macrobrachium rosenbergii broodstock. During eight weeks it was determined pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), conductivity, turbidity, particulate suspended material (PSM), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), all in inlet and effluent water. All variables presented higher values in the effluent, except OD. Ammoniac N concentration (0.013 mg L-1) was 2.7 times higher in the effluent pond; NO2-N (0.019 mg L-1), 2.3; NO3-N (0.139 µg L-1), 1.8; PO4-P (0.065 mg L-1), 7.2; and DP (0.104 mg L-1), 4.9 times higher. For TKN (0.67 mg L-1) and TP (0.235 mg L-1), the values in the pond effluent represent an increase of 0.27 mg L-1 and 0.175 mg L-1, respectively. The maintenance of M. rosenbergii broodstock increase the nutrient concentrations, mainly TP, and prevent effluent pond released into receiving water bodies on 1, 2 and 3 classes of the CONAMA N° 357 Resolution.



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