India fish farmers are being educated on artificial culturing practices by several agencies, including the national bank for agriculture and. Traditional aquaculture spe cies such as trout, catfish, common carp, golden shiner. Usually small fishes, less than 20 cm long, are kept in aquariums and prized for their beauty and rarity is called ornamental fish. Induced breeding is a technique by which ripe fish breed in confined water when stimulated by an agent. Fao commission on genetic resources for food and agriculture, fishcode. Biotechnology thus offers the chance of transferring genetic materials or molecules between different fish species. Technologies for breeding and seed production of finfishes and shellfishes is an effort to popularize species diversification in fish farming. An undisputed need exists for improving albino catfish production in aquaculture through planned breeding programs. Study on induced breeding in ornamental fish,poecilia sphenops. Evaluation of reproductive indices and growth of normal.
To ensure a yearround, rather than a seasonal, supply of seed, fish breeders have developed techniques of induced spawning that, if efficiently controlled. Medium sized fully ripe and healthy fish of around 2 to 4 years of age is preferred for induced breeding. The hormones that induce breeding are gonadotropins. Induced breeding is a technique whereby ripe fish breeders are stimulated by pituitary hormone or any other synthetic hormone introduction to breed in captive condition.