DECOMPOSING WATER HYACINTH ATTRACTS FISHES IN MANGROVE WATERSK. KATHIRESAN
The water hyacinth, when it is decomposed in mangrove water, attracts juveniles of prawns, shrimps, crabs and fish, in all the four seasons of a year. The decomposing weed attracts the hermit crabs up to 72- times greater in number during pre-monsoon, the prawns 70 times more in summer, the shrimps 14-times higher in pre-monsoon and the fish juveniles 6-fold in pre-monsoon, than those in control.
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