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Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17812/blj.2015.3313

Research Article

Toxicity of Copper sulphate (CuSO4, 5H2O) to Oreochromis mossambicus  (Tilapia)

R. Jagadeshwarlu1, P. Pandari reddy2 and G. Sunitha Devi3*

1-3Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500007, India

*Email: jagadeeshrapaka@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Acute toxicity of Copper sulphate (CuSO4, 5H2O) to Oreochromis mossambicus (Tilapia) was investigated. The present study was
conducted to evaluate the toxic effect of water born Copper sulphate to Oreochromis mossambicus (Tilapia). Fish species displayed
different mortality responses to the varying concentrations of copper sulphate studied (45, 46, 47, 48 and 49mg/L) 96-hour LC50
value for was found to be 47mg/L-1. The data obtained were statistically evaluated using finney`s probit analysis method. While
asserting the fact that copper sulphate is an important constituent in municipal wastes discharged into fresh water and marine, there
is clear indication from our results of the necessity to control the use of this metal. Further toxicity testing approaches on fish will be
very useful in assessing possible ecological risk of heavy metals.

Key words: LC50, Toxicity, Copper sulphate and Oreochromis mossambicus (Tilapia)

Published online 19 July, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA

How to Cite this Article:

R. Jagadeshwarlu, P. Pandari reddy and G. Sunitha Devi. (2015). Toxicity of Copper sulphate (CuSo4, 5H2O) to Oreochromis
mossambicus  (Tilapia). Biolife, 3(3), pp 657-661. doi:10.17812/blj.2015.3313

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