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Table 1 Growth response and survival of C. gariepinus fries fed with contaminated zooplankton of Pb and nTiO2

From: Effect of feeding of cyclopoid copepods (Eucyclop sp.) exposed to engineered titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nTiO2) and Lead (Pb2+) on Clarias gariepinus growth and metabolism

Parameters Pb (6.5) Pb (15) nTiO2 (7.5) nTiO2 (16.5) Pb(6.5) + nTiO2 (7.5) Pb(6.5) + nTiO2 (16.5) Pb(15) + nTiO2 (7.5) Pb(15) + nTiO2 (16.5) Control
Percentage survival (%) 98 98 96 100 92 80 100 50 100
Initial mean weight (g) 0.18a ± 0.007 0.19b ± 0.014 0.28c ± 0.028 0.15ab ± 0.007 0.24f ± 0.212 0.27g ± 0.028 0.23d ± 0.042 0.22e ± 0.28 0.28ad ± 0.021
Final mean weight (g) 0.51a ± 0.26 0.44b ± 0.22 0.64c ± 0.39 0.49ba ± 0.39 0.61e ± 0.45 0.67f ± 0. 83 0.59cbe ± 0.41 0.64d ± 0.46 0. 83bc ± 0.42
Mean weight gain (g) 0.33a ± 0.21 0.25b ± 0.20 0.36c ± 0.49 0.34cd ± 0.54 0.37e ± 0.63 0.39f ± 1.2 0.36ce ± 0.55 0.42d ± 0.62 0.56g ± 0.23
SGR (%day) 3. 8a 3.0a 2.95a 3.11a 3.3a 4.01a 3.36a 3. 8a 4.22a
  1. Superscripts of the same letter on the same row are not significant (P > 0.05)