Pathogenic Conditions of Cichlids in Natural and Man-Made Ponds in Ibadan

Simon-Oke I.A, Morenikeji O.A


A total of 354 fishes from three different stations A,B and C belonging to the family cichlidae were examined for ecto and endo parasites. The cichlids harboured the larva trematode; clinostomum tilapiae, Neascus species and Acanthocephalans. From all the parasites, clinostomum tilapiae had the highest percentage of infection (66%) and the lowest percentage of infection was found in Euclinostomum (1%). There was significant difference in the percentage of infections at A&B, but at station C, there was no significant difference of all the fish hosts examined Oreochromis niloticus had the highest percentage level of infection 67% and the least percentage level of infection was found in Sarotherodon galilaeus 22.5%.

Keywords- cichlids, Endoparasite, Ectoparasite, ponds, Ibadan.

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