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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2018 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 390-395

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1451999

Effects of zinc sulphate on the biochemical changes in the fish Cyprinus  carpio

C. Elaiyaraja, S. Subha, A. Sobana Kumari, and A. Arunachalam

Received on: 08/06/2018

Revised on: 09/22/2018

Accepted on: 09/24/2018

Published on: 10/08/2018

  • C. Elaiyaraja, S. Subha, A. Sobana Kumari, and A. Arunachalam( 2018).

    Effects of zinc sulphate on the biochemical changes in the fish Cyprinus  carpio

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 3( 5), 390-395.

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Abstract

The toxicity of the heavy metals are affects the morphometry as well as the biochemical constituents in the aquatic organisms. The present observation was aimed to assess the effect of heavy metals on tissue of Cyprinus carpio and the fish was sampled from the fish farm of Tamil Nadu Fisheries Development Corporation Limited, Mettur, Tamil Nadu, India. The vital organs of fishes like gill, liver and kidney were found to be most affected organs due to the toxicity of the heavy metal accumulation like Zinc Sulphate, Copper, Mercury etc., in the present findings exhibits the graduate accumulation of Zinc sulphate in the muscle fiber and gill region predominantly. The severity of the heavy metal toxicity were depicted by the gradual decrement of glucose level in the gill and muscle region of the experimental  animals and the toxicity level increased based on the duration of the exposure, concentration of the toxin, age of the fishes and sex of the experimental fishes. 

Keywords

Zinc, Sulphate, Muscle, Sub-lethal concentration.