Comparative study of plasma biochemical parameters in mature male and female goldfish, Carassius auratus

Marzieh Abbasi, Bahram Falahatkar, Ali Bani, Behroz Heidari

Abstract

Blood biochemical parameters are important factors that can show the changes in health offering critical feedback on physiological condition of fish. In the present study, we examined a comparative study on the blood biochemical parameters in mature male and female goldfish, Carassius auratus. Plasma samples of 72 male and female goldfish that have been kept at 24°C for 30 days were analyzed and their biochemical parameters levels were determined. There were significant differences in all measured parameters between genders so that, maximum concentrations of the glucose (73.45±0.68 mg/dl) and calcium (8.32±0.05 mg/dl) were found in female fish, while the highest levels of the total protein (3.14±0.01 g/dl), cholesterol (281.65±3.19 mg/dl) and triglyceride (428.31±1.17 mg/dl) were measured in males. Based on the results, the plasma biochemical parameters changes vary considerably between male and female goldfish.

Keywords

Biochemistry, Blood Plasma, Reproduction.

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