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Impact of Sewage on Certain Biochemical Profiles of Indian Major CARP, Labeo rohita (HAMILTON)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, 5-Budherhat road, Panchasayar, WBUAFS, Kolkata, 700094, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 33-39, August,10 (2015)


The advance fingerlings of Labeo rohita (Hamilton) (65 ±2 g weight, 23 ±1.25cm length) were exposed to four sub lethal concentrations (25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%) of sewage effluent to determine its effect on the biochemical parameters. The trial was conducted for a period of 90 days from April, 2014 to June, 2014. Significant changes (P 0.05 level) in the biochemical profile of the fish were observed in the experimental group compared with the control. Among the biochemical parameters, blood glucose, ALT, AST value showed an increasing trend whereas the total protein was decreased during the experimental period. Water quality parameters like ammonia, BOD, COD TDS, hardness and alkalinity exceed the permissible limits. The results of the study showed that the sewage water quality significantly impacted the status of the fish. It is suggested that these physiological parameters can be conveniently employed as health monitoring tools in sewage fed fish culture practices.


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