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Table 1 Mean physico-chemical parameters in the six earthen fish ponds

From: Effects of water physico-chemical parameters on tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) growth in earthen ponds in Teso North Sub-County, Busia County

Earthen Ponds Dissolved oxygen (mg/L) (Mean ± SD) pH (Mean ± SD) Temperature (°C) (Mean ± SD) Conductivity (μS/cm) (Mean ± SD) Ammonia (mg/L) (Mean ± SD)
Control 10.6 ± 8.4 6.73 ± 0.29 26.49 ± 2.41A 61.74 ± 21.66BC 0.03 ± 0.04
Amagoro 5.44 ± 2.61 6.32 ± 0.15 23.87 ± 1.38B 34.52 ± 21.1D 0.07 ± 0.16
Angurai 8.34 ± 3.22 6.71 ± 0.28 24.24 ± 1.12B 60.63 ± 29.5BC 0.02 ± 0.02
Kamolo 6.45 ± 4.86 6.69 ± 0.31 23.66 ± 0.88B 57.98 ± 14.8C 0.01 ± 0.01
Kolanyo 6.61 ± 4.47 6.76 ± 0.67 23.48 ± 2.70B 81.52 ± 10.1AB 0.56 ± 0.07
Osajai 4.86 ± 2.81 6.50 ± 0.25 24.55 ± 1.69B 86.66 ± 29.60A 0.03 ± 0.02
F – value 1.72 2.03 3.31 6.31 0.75
P – value 0.1483 0.091 0.012 0.0001 0.059
  1. Means with different supercripts in the same column are significantly different at P<0.05 (Data analyzed by Duncan's Multiple Range Test)