Synergistic Effects of pH and Aluminium Concentration on Life Expectancy of Tilapia (Mozambica) Fingerlings.
Murungi, J. I.
Robinson, J. W.
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Acid deposition on surface water causes a decrease of aquatic life. It has also been shown that increased acidity causes an increase in concentration of aluminum ions in these waters. Very little research has been done on effect of pH and aluminum on tropical aquatic organisms, particularly fish. Therefore, this study was undertaken to find the effect of pH and aluminum on tropical fish. Tilapia species of fish was chosen because it is abundant and is widely used as food in many communities in Kenya particularly around Lake Victoria. It is less sensitive to most toxic substances than most other aquatic species. Therefore, any toxicant that affects Tilapia, would most likely be toxic to other aquatic organisms.