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Efficacy of certain Compounds in Controlling major Fish pathogens and Physio-chemical Parameter analysis from two ponds at Alwarkurichivillage, Tirunelveli district in Tamilnadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 32-36, February,22 (2015)


The present study was aimed to investigate the two aquaculture pond water samples physio-chemcial parameters and microbial analysis at Alwarkurichi village, Tirunelveli district. The physio-chemcial parameters such as pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, BOD (Biological oxygen demand), calcium, magnesium, total hardness, chloride, phosphate, nitrate, and total dissolved solid were tested at Tamilnadu water supply and Drainage broad District water testing laboratory, Palayamkottai. Subsequently, microbial culture present in the water samples were identified with standard methods. They are Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Vibrio cholera as more dominant in the two ponds. Hence, the identified three pathogenic bacteria were treated with some commercially popular chemicals at various concentrations. The antibacterial activity of three compounds Sodium chloride, Formalin and Copper sulfate was studied against three pathogenic bacteria using agar well diffusion method. The growth suppression rate exhibited by Copper sulfate were higher at 0.08mg/10ml when equivalence to others. When compared to copper sulfate, size of the acquired growth distinct was less when examined with ampicillin. Copper sulfate was identified as the most efficacious against three pathogens.


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