Theses and Dissertations

Title: The use of mechanical aeration in white catfish production ponds

Name: Jeffrey, Norris Boddie

Degree: PhD

Chair: Dr. E.W. Shell

Resides: FAA Library

University: Auburn

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Date: 1969

Pages: 104

Keywords: Mechanical Aeration,White Catfish,Production Ponds.


The effect of mechanical aeration on water quality and growth of white catfish, Ictalurus catus (Linnaeus), was evaluated. Preliminary experimentation in plastic pools demonstrated that fish grew better in aerated waters than in nonaerated waters. Further experiments in 0.04 hectare earthen ponds utilizing two types of aeration systems also revealed that fish grew better in aerated waters. The primary reason for the better growth in aerated waters was the improved water quality due to circulation caused by aeration. Major water quality differences noted in aerated ponds as compared to nonaerated ponds were less acidic pH, lower carbon dioxide content, increased turbidity, lower chemical oxygen demand, more uniform and warmer temperatures, and more uniform and higher dissolved oxygen content.

Download: Download

203 Swingle Hall | Auburn, Alabama 36849 | (334) 844-4786 |
Website Feedback | Privacy | Copyright ©