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Feasibility of hydrogen peroxide as oxygen promoterduring drastic conditions in aquaculture set up having Ctenopharyngodon idella as a test fish specie

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Kashifa Naghma Waheed, Nasreen Ijaz, Zehra Khatoon, Sikender Hayat, Aroosa Qayyum

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Int. J. Biosci.11( 1), 29-41, July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/11.1.29-41


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The main focus of present study was to evaluate the safe concentration of hydrogen peroxide and its effectiveness on the rate of increased release of dissolved oxygen in the water media in emergency Anoxiasituations. Two trials were conducted in relation to temperature factor, one in winter and the other in summer season in the presence of Ctenopharyngodon idella (Grass carp) for DO evaluation. The results of Trial (I) at low temperature in winter revealed that the maximum concentration of dissolved oxygen (D.O) release remained at 13.6 ppm with an applied dose of 16ml/40L of 6% H2O2 at 12ºCwithin 24 hours while at the same temperature, the recorded D.O release was only 3.5 ppm in the control. The same experiment was repeated as Trial (II) at high temperature in summer. It was observed that after the application 16 ml/40L of 6% H2O2, D.O release reached upto9.9 ppm at 32ºC while the maximum concentration of D.O remained2.4ppm in the control. The present study also showed that the Ctenopharyngodon idella was very much sensitive to hydrogen peroxide and its excessive use caused fish mortality. Themortality rate was 20% and 40%at 12.0 ppm hydrogen peroxide concentration,50% and 60% at 14.0 ppm and 80% and 90%at 16.0 ppm during winter and summer phases, respectively. The maximum increase in Do level was achieved at 10.3 and 8.4 ppm in winter and summer phase effectively and safely without any fish mortality.


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