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Direct Research Journals
Vol. 4 (12), pp. 351-360, December 2016
ISSN 2354-4147: International Standard Journal Number (ISJN) e-ISJN: A4372-2604

Effect of detergent on the growth of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)
Article Number: DRJA337510907

Original Research Article

Isyaku, B. and *Solomon, J. R.

Department of biological sciences, faculty of science, University of Abuja, Nigeria.

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date Received: October 4, 2016     date Accepted: November 28, 2016     date Published: December 22, 2016


The effect of detergent on the growth rate of C.gariepinus was undertaken for a period of 2 month (May-June 2006). The result showed that detergent reduces the growth of the African catfish. The mean growth rate of Clarias gariepinus (control) was 42.2 g while that of 9 m1, 5 m1 and 1 ml concentrations of detergent were  -12.7g , – 1.7 g and – 0.8 g respectively. The relative growth rate after 35 days of exposure was -30.0,-4.13 and -1.9 for 9 m1, 5 m1 and 1 ml concentration respectively. While the control had 1.02. The results showed that detergent had detrimental effect on the growth and survival of the African catfish (C. gariepinus).

Key words:  Detergents, Clarias gariepinus and alkylbenzenc, sulfonates