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Increasing of Milt Production in Male Silver Rasbora (Rasbora argyrotaenia) Administered OvaprimTM

Darmawan Setia Budi, Mohammad Faizal Ulkhaq and Hapsari Kenconojati

Study Program of Aquaculture, Department of Fish Health and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine, Universitas Airlangga, Banyuwangi Campus 68423, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2020: 97 (3) - pages 15 to 17
(Received: May, 2019, Accepted: September, 2019)


The aim of this study was to determine the optimum dosage of Ovaprim induction by i/m to enhance silver rasbora milt production. Total of 30 mature male were selected with an average weight of 8.58±0.58 g and a length of 5.02±0.84 cm.. The doses of Ovaprim was given at the rate of 0.15 μl/g, 0.25 μl/g, 0.35 μl/g, 0.45 μl/g and 0.55 μl/g body weight by i/m. The parameters studied are sperm volume, concentration, motility, and viability. Spermiation induction showed a signi cant (P<0.05) in milt volume and sperm concentration. Ovaprim is suggested to be at 0.25 μl/g body weight in the induction of silver rasbora spermiation.

Key Words: milt, sperm, motility, viability

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