Table 1.

Effects of pH and ammonia on oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide excretion and respiratory exchange ratio (RE) of Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

ConditionsO2 consumptionCO2 excretionRE
pH 7.00.071±0.0130.064±0.0011.05±0.23
pH 8.00.064±0.0050.059±0.0080.92±0.10
pH 9.00.076±0.0090.075±0.0110.93±0.06
pH 7.0 + 15 mmol l-1 NH4Cl0.081±0.0080.085±0.0081.05±0.05
  • Units of O2 consumption and CO2 excretion are μmol min-1 g-1 fish.

    Values are means ± s.e.m., N=6.