The Feasibility of using Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Janitor Fish) as fertilizer on Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato Plant)
Statement of the Problem
The main problem of this study is to devise a way in which Janitor Fish may be used as fertilizer for tomato plants. The sub problem of the study is to find the perfect combination of soil and janitor fish, to enhance the growth of the tomato plant. Also, to take down the time of flowering of the tomato plant, the height of the tomato plant, and the total weight of the plant will be observed. Another sub problem is to note the number of leaves the plant will sprout. The number of fruits it will be able to produce will also be noted. Finally, the commercialized fertilizer will be compared to the janitor fish induced fertilizer in terms of the plants growth.
Identification of Variables
Varying amounts of Janitor Fish to soil
Height of the Plant
Weight of the Plant
Number of leaves
Number of fruits
Number of pods
Null: There is no significant difference among the fertilizer in terms of height, number of leaves, number of pods, number of fruits, and weight of the tomato plant. Alternative: There is a significant difference among the fertilizer in terms of height, number of leaves, number of pods, number of fruits, and weight of the tomato plant.
Significance of the Study
The Janitor Fish (Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus), is a tropical fish named for the armor-like longitudinal rows of scutes that cover the upper parts of the head and body (the lower surface of head and abdomen is naked) has been a pest in the rivers and lakes of the Philippines. The janitor fish is not a native fish of the Philippines; it was originally imported as a helpful fish to clean the algae and debris in tropical fish enthusiasts’ aquariums. It has now been introduced, either accidentally or deliberately, into the Marikina River and other freshwater lakes and...
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