Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 6 (december 2017) : 1012-1018

Effect of LED light spectra on reproductive performance of Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio

Mukesh Kumar Bairwa, Neelam Saharan, Kiran Dube Rawat, Virendra Kumar Tiwari, K. Pani Prasad
1<p>ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education,&nbsp;Mumbai-400 061, Maharashtra, India.</p>
Cite article:- Bairwa Kumar Mukesh, Saharan Neelam, Rawat Dube Kiran, Tiwari Kumar Virendra, Prasad Pani K. (2017). Effect of LED light spectra on reproductive performanceof Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(6): 1012-1018. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.8452.

The present study aimed to evaluate the reproductive performance of Koi carp, Cyprinus carpio exposed to different light spectra using light-emitting diodes, LEDs: blue (peak at 450nm), green (530 nm), yellow (580nm) and red (630nm) within a visible light under long photoperiod (16h, light : 8h, dark) at »0.9 W/m2 light intensity. White fluorescent light (simulated natural photoperiod, SNP) was used as control. The last 30 days of total experimental period (120 days), fishes from all the groups were uniformly exposed to green-LED light to assess the reproductive recovery. The highest levels of both male and female GSI, ova diameter, VTG and sex steroid hormones on 90th day were recorded in green-LED fish group. In case of male the highest concentration of 11-KT hormone was also found in green-LED fish group on 90th day. Yellow and red-LED fish groups showed significant lower level of above parameters compared to control (SNP) group. Yellow and red-LED fish group showed significant retrieval in gonadal maturation during the recovery period. Therefore, the present study indicates that green light accelerates gonadal maturation of koi carp and use of particular spectrum light likely to facilitates the more-energy efficient aquaculture practices.

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