EFEKTIFITAS ECENG GONDOK (Eichornia crassipess) TERHADAP REDUKSI TOTAL AMMONIA NITROGEN (TAN) DAN PERTUMBUHAN BENIH IKAN LELE DUMBO (Clarias gariepinus)
Catfish (Clarias gariepinus.) is one of the leading commodities that are widely cultivated in Indonesia. The current development of the aquaculture industry, which leads to intensive cultivation systems with an increase in stocking and high amount of feed, causes an increase in organic waste that can reduce water quality. Phytoremediation is one way to stabilize pollutants, both organic and inorganic compounds, through aquatic plants. Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipess) is one aquatic plant that can reduce total nitrogen up to 73.05%. This study aims to analyze the effect of water hyacinth (E. crassipess) as a phytoremediator on TAN reduction, survival rates, and growth of catfish (C. gariepinus) seeds. This study used a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) method with four treatments and four replications, namely P1 / control (without water hyacinth), P2 (without replacement of water hyacinth), P3 (alternation of water hyacinth every 21 days), and P4 (alternation of water hyacinth) every 14 days). The results showed that the P4 treatment (alternation of water hyacinth every 14 days) gave the lowest TAN content 0.01 mg / L and provided the highest survival rate of 89.88%, as well as the absolute weight and length growth of the most catfish seeds height, i.e., 9.80 g, and 5.50 cm, respectively.