Water Quality Management in Ponds

  • Craig S. Tucker
  • Edwin H. Robinson


If a fish pond is built on pesticide-free soil and filled with unpolluted fresh water, the initial water quality conditions are ideal for channel catfish culture. Dissolved oxygen concentrations are near saturation, and the water contains negligible concentrations of carbon dioxide, ammonia, nitrite, or other toxic substances. When fish are stocked and fed, the environment immediately begins to deteriorate and becomes less fit for the fish. The degree to which conditions deteriorate is related to the amount of fish waste reaching the water. This in turn is related to the number and weight of fish in the pond and the amount of feed they are offered.


Dissolve Oxygen Dissolve Oxygen Concentration Grass Carp Total Alkalinity Channel Catfish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig S. Tucker
    • 1
  • Edwin H. Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Mississippi State UniversityUSA

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