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Study of growth and Haematology of the Fish Oreochromis mossambiccus Grown in the Kullursandhai Reservoir water of Virudhunagar District, India under the Cadmium Chloride Stress

Author Affiliations

  • 1PG Research Department of Zoology, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar, TN, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Environmental studies, School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 49-54, March,22 (2014)


Growth and Haematological parameters of fish Oreochromis mossambiccus were assessed in the Kullursandhai reservoir water. Growth was noticed both in the unstress and cadmium chloride stress. Length and weight on 30th day was measured as 7.5cm and 27.4 gms in unstress condition. In stress condition it was recorded as 7.40cm and 26.8gms respectively. No much significance difference was noticed between stress and unstress fishes. All haematological parameters showed increasing trend with heavy increase in the number of Lymphocyte in the stress fishes. This increase in the lymphocyte number induced the immune system of the fishes. Therefore it was revealed from the present study that the heavy metal cadmium chloride of concentration 1µgm do not have any deleterious effect on the food fish Oreochromis in the Kullursandhai reservoir particularly in the monsoon season.


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