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Table 1 Total bacterial, Staphylococcal and Pseudomonad loads of C. gariepinus from cultured and natural habitats

From: Assessment of bacterial loads of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) obtained from cultured and natural habitats

    Total bacterial loads (CFU/g × 104) Staphylococcal loads (CFU/g × 104) Pseudomonad loads (CFU/g × 104)
Habitats Locations No. of fish examined Skin Intestine Skin Intestine Skin Intestine
Cultured Pond A 3 13.5 ± 3.10c 12.20 ± 3.12c 6.03 ± 1.67b 6.00 ± 1.22b 4.17 ± 0.51b 4.20 ± 0.20c
Pond B 3 12.27 ± 2.47bc 10.30 ± 0.27bc 4.37 ± 0.72ab 4.77 ± 0.55b 2.63 ± 0.67a 3.80 ± 0.20bc
Total   6 25.77 22.50 10.40 10.77 6.80 8.00
Natural River A 3 7.27 ± 1.10a 6.83 ± 0.55a 3.13 ± 0.50ab 2.40 ± 0.40a 2.83 ± 0.60a 2.47 ± 0.55ab
River B 3 8.67 ± 0.70ab 7.40 ± 0.92ab 3.53 ± 0.83a 3.10 ± 0.44a 2.63 ± 0.60a 3.07 ± 0.81a
Total   6 15.94 14.23 6.66 5.50 5.46 5.54