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Effects of water quality on the growth of freshwater fishes in Medininagar, Palamu, Jharkhand, India

Pradeep Kumara*, Surabhi Salonib, Lakshman Sahc& Anjana Vermaa
aP.G. Department of Zoology, V.B.U. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India
bDepartment of Zoology, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar, India
cDepartment of Zoology, R.K. Dwarika College, Patna, Bihar, India
Received :06th May, 2019 ; Revised : 25th June, 2019

Abstract :This paper represents the effects of water quality on the growth of freshwater fishes have immense significance for Medininagar, Jharkhand where large population depend on fishing not only as food source but also for their livelihood. Fish is the main aquatic vertebrate as far as nutritional point of view and concerned due to its high protein content. It is required to correlate the growth of fish with respect to local environment that surround the water body and influence water quality. The members of Cyrinidae family dominate in fish population. There are few ponds which contain water throughout the year and forms only source for supply of fishes in Palamu. The ponds and other water bodies are not fully exploited for fish culture. It has been suggested that water pollution is the leading world wide cause of death and diseases. However, fishes are very sensitive to wide variety of toxicants especially pesticides which cause deleterious effects through accumulation1.

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