.vijay Digambar Suryawanshi

Effects of mercury chloride on oxygen consumption & behaviourl changes to freshwater fish, cyprinus carpios

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  • V. Suryawanshi,  
  • R.k.pardeshi,  
  • S.r.gaur

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The rate of oxygen consumption was measured in mercury chloride treated freshwater fish, cyprinus carpio for 96h and compared to control group. The present investigation showed that average oxygen rate was decreased in all treated animal as compared to controlled group. Behavioural changes was also recorded in both concentration. The behavioural alterations observed like surfacing, erratic movement, increased mucous secretion, decreased opercular movement and loss of balance. The present study revealed that, mortality rate increased with increases in concentration.

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