The increasing practice of aquaculture to meet the market demand for fish and the use of groundwater for freshwater aquaculture, has necessitated the need for the screening of source water for its physico-chemical properties to ascertain its suitability for efficient fish production. The study was aimed at assessing the groundwater in Agbor Delta State for its suitability in aquaculture. Water samples were collected from selected boreholes and physico – chemical parameters were analysed according to standard methods. Results showed that with the exception of pH, Chlorine and Copper; all other physico-chemical parameters considered were within the recommended permissible limits, and requisite water treatments should be carried out to improve the water quality with reference to the low pH, low Chlorine concentration and high Copper concentration in the groundwater, in order to make the groundwater holistically suitable for aquaculture.
Key Words: Groundwater, Aquaculture, Physico-chemical Parameters, Agbor Delta State