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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part B

Prevalence and intensity of ectoparasites in juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) Grown in earthen ponds in Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines


Author(s): Reyes Alvin T and Cando Elmer N

Abstract: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and intensity of ectoparasites in the gills and skin of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) grown in earthen ponds in Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines. Five ectoparasites namely, Trichodina spp., mononegenean, Ambiphyra spp., Coleps spp. and Euplotes spp. were recorded in both gills and skin of the collected tilapia samples. Trichodina spp. recorded the highest prevalence and intensity of all the parasites identified and this could be attributed to its direct life cycle. Intensification of aquaculture practices creates parasitic problems that originate from overcrowding or deteriorating water quality.

The blue polygons are tilapia grow-out ponds that served as collection sites of juvenile Nile tilapia
Fig. 1: The blue polygons are tilapia grow-out ponds that served as collection sites of juvenile Nile tilapia


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How to cite this article:
Reyes Alvin T, Cando Elmer N. Prevalence and intensity of ectoparasites in juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) Grown in earthen ponds in Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):104-106.
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