Original Research Article I Volume 11 I Issue 2 I 2023

Effect of Insecticide, Lesenta on Rate of Oxygen Consumption in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.)

Mummadi Narsing Rao , J. Vijaya Kumar

Biolife, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2023, pp 45-49



For the toxicity investigation, the study of the rate of oxygen consumption is one of the indications of an organism’s general health. The aim of this study was to see how Lesenta insecticide affected rate of oxygen consumption in the freshwater fish C. carpio. The rate of oxygen consumption in C. carpio after exposure to lesenta between 1 mg/L (1/10th of LC₅₀) and 2 mg/L (1/5th of LC₅₀) at sublethal concentrations on days 7, 14, 21, and 28 revealed a significant decrease in the rate of oxygen consumption. After 28 days of exposure, the rate of oxygen uptake in C. carpio was considerably lower than in the control group of fish. When compared to control, percentage of the rate of O₂ consumption decreased 20% and 38% on the 7th day, 30% and 53% on the 14th day, 46% and 68% on the 21st day, and 64% and 81% on the 28th day at 1 and 2 mg/L sublethal concentrations, respectively. The O₂ consumption rate of fish impacted by Lesenta. The reduction was greater at higher concentrations, which could be due to a slower metabolism caused by toxicant stress.


Toxicity, Oxygen, Cyprinus carpio, Lesenta, Insecticide, Sublethal, Metabolism, Stress.


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Article Dates:

Received: 21 February 2022; Accepted: 25 March 2023; Published: 1 April 2023

How To Cite:

Mummadi Narsing Rao. (2023). Effect of Insecticide, Lesenta on Rate of Oxygen Consumption in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Biolife, 11(2), 45–49. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7791783

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