, Volume 23, Issue 1–2, pp 179–195 | Cite as

On the ecology of algae in certain fish ponds of Hyderabad-India

I. Physico-Chemical Complexes
  • A. R. Zafar


The paper is based on the two-year data on the monthly fluctuations of the various physico-chemical complexes operating in two fish breeding ponds of Husain Sagar Fish Farm, Hyderabad, India. It includes discussion on the inter-relationships of the following sets of factors.

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    Free carbon-dioxide, carbonate, bicarbonate, calcium and pH.

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    Sodium and chloride.

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    Oxidizable and nitrogenous organic matter and C/N ratio.

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    Oxidizable organic matter, magnesium, soluble iron and pH.

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    Free ammonia, nitrate and dissolved oxygen.

  6. vi.

    Albuminoid ammonia and nitrate.

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    Total solids, pH, rain fall and water temperature.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Zafar
    • 1
  1. 1.Hydrobiological Lab., Dept. of BotanyOsmania UniversityHyderabad(India)

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