Comparison of Hematological Values and Allometry of Pond Reared and Wild-Type Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Rex Bomvert D. Saura, Geneveve C. Falcasantos, Loujane Gray Y. Radaza, Lilia Z. Boyles


This study aimed to compare and find the differences in the hematological values and allometry of the reared and wild-type Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Fifteen samples of reared and fifteen samples of wild-type O. niloticus were utilized respectively. Pearson correlation analysis revealed that both fishes have negative allometry. Moreover, selected blood parameters of reared fish samples have higher blood values compared to wild fish. It is concluded that there was a difference in the blood values between pond reared and wild-type. Likewise, a significant difference on the total length-weight relationship but both have negative allometric growth. The food availability and habitat type influenced the hematological physiology and growth conditions of O. niloticus fish samples in this present study.


hematology, length-weight relationship, Oreochromis niloticus, reared, wild-type

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