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Direct Research Journal of Biology and Biotechnology (DRJBB):Vol. 3 (2), pp. 36-39, May 2017
International Standard Journal Number ISJN: A4372-2601

Comparative studies on haematology of Clarias gariepinus from two different aquatic environments
Article Number: DRJA183025709
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Original Research Article


Ezeafulukwe, C. F. and   Njoku, D.C.


Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail:  emmaocy@yahoo.com


date Received: March 7, 2017     date Accepted: May 15, 2017     date Published: May 20, 2017

Abstract

The comparative study on haematology of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from two different aquatic environments was carried out to find out if habitat could affect the haematology of fish. Standard methods were employed in the haematological analysis. For wild fish, RBC was 2.06 ±0.358 x 106 /mm3,  WBC 50.714 ± 6.465 x 103/mm3,  PVC 21.6 ± 2.879%, Hb 7.06 ± 0.900 g/dl, MCV 111± 8.309 fl, MCH 38.430 ± 1.475pg and MCHC 32.85 ± 0.423% while for pond raised cat fish, , RBC was 2.372 ±0.346 x 106 /mm3,  WBC 49.612 ± 6.596 x 103/mm3,  PVC 16.90 ± 4.721%, Hb 7.54 ± 0.558 g/dl, MCV 90.33± 33.298 fl, MCH 35.638 ± 5.438 pg and MCHC 96.552 ± 42.98% respectively. There were no significant difference (p>0.05) in haematological characteristics of wild and pond raised Clarias gariepinus.


Key words: Haematology, Wild and pond-reared cat fish (Clarias gariepinus), Aquatic Environment