Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Research Article

Effect of Zeolite on the Water Quality and Growth Performance of Red Hybrid Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288488,
        author={Rabiatul Adawiyah Meor Mohamad Zain and Nur Farrah Izzaty Shaari and Mohamad Faiz Mohd Amin and Musfiroh  Jani},
        title={Effect of Zeolite on the Water Quality and Growth Performance of Red Hybrid Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh,  Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICASI},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={zeolite oreochromisniloticus red hybrid tilapia water quality growth performance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288488}
    }
    
  • Rabiatul Adawiyah Meor Mohamad Zain
    Nur Farrah Izzaty Shaari
    Mohamad Faiz Mohd Amin
    Musfiroh Jani
    Year: 2019
    Effect of Zeolite on the Water Quality and Growth Performance of Red Hybrid Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
    ICASI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288488
Rabiatul Adawiyah Meor Mohamad Zain1,*, Nur Farrah Izzaty Shaari1, Mohamad Faiz Mohd Amin1, Musfiroh Jani1
  • 1: Faculty of Earth Science (FSB), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
*Contact email: adawiyahmeor@gmail.com

Abstract

Water quality is a critical factor in fish farming. Optimal water quality varies by species and must be monitored to ensure fish growth and survival. In the present study, the effects of zeolite on the water quality and growth performance of Red Hybrid Tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus) were investigated. The study was conducted in an aquarium with capacity of 30 liter of water and 20 tilapia fry. Zeolite was place inside a net bag with amount of 0 (control), 5, 10, 15, 20 g/L added into the water and carried out in 60 days. The obtained result showed that ammonia, nitrite, and nitrite levels were significantly reduced in treated water compared with control. The lowest ammonia levels recorded in 15 g/L treatment of zeolite, consistent with nitrite and nitrate. However for total phosphorus and organic phosphorus (orthophosphates), the lowest concentration obtained was from addition of 10 g/L of zeolite. At the end of study, the average body weights of fish in control (0 g/L), 5 g/L, 10 g/L, 15 g/L and 20 g/L zeolite were 20.9±4.2g, 21.5±2.6g, 22.3±1.7g, 22.6±2.1g and 27.7±2.8g respectively. On the other hand, average total lengths were 9.5±1.7cm, 9.6±1.7 cm, 9.9±1.9 cm, 10.0± 1.8 cm and 10.9±1.9 cm. Thus, the addition of zeolite is significant for the improvement of water quality and growth performance of Red Hybrid Tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus).