ISSN: 2393-9508
e-ISSN: 2582-4902

The Biobrio 9(3 & 4), 2022

Study of haematological parameters of Tilapia exposed to sponge plant (Luffa cylindrica) fruit extract

Anamika, Dinesh Yadav & Arun Kumar


The sub-lethal concentration of sponge plant (Luffa cylindrica) fruit extract (800mg/L, 1600mg/ L, 3200mg/L, 6400mg/L, and 0.00 mg/L as a control) was treated to Tilapia Juveniles for eight weeks. Two fish were chosen randomly from each treatment group and sacrificed to take blood samples for haematological analysis. Tilapia those were given sub-lethal quantities of the fruit extract experienced a slight but significant decrease in their red blood cell count, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume, platelet count, and packed cell volume. This happened after the fish were exposed to the fruit extract. Only the mean corpuscular volume showed a statistically significant drop from the levels of the control group. The findings of this study revealed that the fruit extract of L. cylindrica negatively impacted the haematological parameters of Tilapia.


Luffa cylindrica, Haematological parameters, Tilapia

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