Effect of water temperature and time since of administration of ascorbic acid (AA) on its contents in selected tissues of the common carp Cyprinus carpio (L.)

Jacek Rechulicz

Department of Hydrobiology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Dobrzańskiego 37, 20-262 Lublin

Jerzy Lechowski

Department of Breeding and Production Pigs, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin


The effect of water temperature and time after administration of ascorbic acid (AA) on its content in selected tissues of carp kept in different thermal conditions (15oC and 25oC) was
determined. The concentration of AA in the kidney, liver and muscle of common carp before the experiment (control) and on 1, 3, 7 and 14 days after per os its administration was determined. The greatest content of AA was found in the kidney, while being smaller in the liver and the smallest in muscles, the average being 14.1 µg kg-1, 12.2 µg kg-1

and 8.3 µg kg-1, respectively. On the first day after administration of AA its quantity in the kidney was 2.5 times higher and in the liver, twice as high as in the control sample. During the experiment, the AA content significantly decreased and after 14 days after dosing it fell to the value defined in the control sample. The water temperature did not significantly affect the decline of AA in all tissues, but a two-way analysis of variance revealed significant effects of temperature on the changes of AA content only in the liver.

Słowa kluczowe:

Cyprinus carpio, ascorbic acid, tissue ascorbic acid concentrations, effect of water temperature

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Jacek Rechulicz 
Department of Hydrobiology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Dobrzańskiego 37, 20-262 Lublin
Jerzy Lechowski 
Department of Breeding and Production Pigs, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin


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