Ornamental Livebearers is a comprehensive guide and deals with the culture and breeding of livebearers. The present status of ornamental fish farming and new technologies in the breeding and culture of livebearers have also been aptly dealt with. A wide range of aspects such as, the anatomy of livebearers, important livebearers and their breeding, feed and feeding management, water quality management, disease management biosecurity and economics of livebearers fish farms have been described in detail. It is hoped that this publication presented in an easy-to-read style with a number of photographs and illustrations will be of great use to all students who have fisheries in their curriculum and also a standard guide for the researchers, entrepreneurs and ornamental fish farmers.
2. Types of ornamental livebearers
3. Anatomy of livebearers
4. Aquarium keeping and intensive rearing of livebearers
5. Breeding of livebearers
6. Food and feeding
7. Water quality management
8. Disease and health management
9. Biosecurity in ornamental fisheries
10. Economics of livebearers fish farm
B. Ahilan is working as Dean, Dr.MGR Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Dr Jayalalitha Fisheries University, Ponneri. He has put in 31 years of teaching, research and extension experience in this college. He did his PhD dissertation on the breeding and culture of goldfish (Carassius auratus). He has completed several research projects sponsored by various Central and State government agencies in the areas of Culture and breeding of ornamental fishes, Fish Nutrition and Training of fish farmers.
A. Kamalii is a PG scholar from the Department of Aquaculture, Dr M.G.R Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri. She is currently working on "Influence of dietary supplementation of black solider fly larvae incorporated with moringa leaf powder on growth performance and colour enhancement of goldfish (Carassius auratus) juveniles".