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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part F

Effect of fluoxetine on the growth and stress response of juveniles of golden mahseer, Tor putitora


Author(s): Pathak BC, Kalkhundiya Arun and Jyoti Chand

Abstract: Tor putitora is commonly known as golden mahsheer due to its attractive golden colour. Tor is commonly confined in the Himalyan River foothills of Indian subcontinents. The present study was analysed to determine the effect of fluoxetine on the growth and stress responses in juveniles of mahseer. Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Serotonegic system of brain affects the anxiety behaviour of fishes. Whole body cortisol assay was measured in order to quantification of stress response. The average body mass of control was higher (0.172±0.01g) as compared to fluoxetine exposed group 0.137±0.01g) with a coefficient of variation 16.79% and 20.58% respectively. The body mass of experimental group shows a significant difference at (t=5.542 df=4,), P< 0.005. The cortisol value of control was smaller 14.18±6.52ng/ml as compared to fluoxetine exposed group16.90±6.38ng/ml.

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How to cite this article:
Pathak BC, Kalkhundiya Arun, Jyoti Chand. Effect of fluoxetine on the growth and stress response of juveniles of golden mahseer, Tor putitora. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):447-450.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies