African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003, pp. 105-108
Bioline Code: md03020
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003, pp. 105-108
© Copyright 2003 - Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
THE HAEMATOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF CLARIAS GARIEPINUS TO CHANGES IN ACCLIMATION TEMPERATURE|
ADEYEMO, O.K., AGBEDE, S.A., OLANIYAN, A.O., SHOAGA, O.A.
The effect of different acclimation temperatures on physiological parameters of Clarias gariepinus over a period of eight weeks was assessed. Thirty-two fishes weighing approximately 400.0+5.0g were divided into four groups (A-D) of eight fish each, based on the water temperature to which they were subjected: Group A (29+1°C) was the control while groups B (23+1°C), C (35+1°C) and D (41+1°C) were the test groups. Haematological and biochemical parameters were considered after eight weeks. The result showed that there was no significant difference (at p<0.05) in the values at 23+1°C, 35+1°C and 41+1 ° C, except for haematocrit (Ht), haemoglobin (Hb) and total plasma protein (TPP) values, which were significantly different at 23 ± 1 °C and 41 ± 1°C relative to the control (29 ± 1 °C). The implication of temperature fluctuation of aquatic ecosystem on flora and fauna is discussed in the text.
Acclimation, Temperature, Hematological, Response, Clarias Gariepinus