Acute toxicity of zinc sulphate (ZnSO4.H2O) to guppies (Poecilia reticulata P., 1859)

GÜL A., YILMAZ M., Işilak Z.

Gazi University Journal of Science, vol.22, no.2, pp.59-65, 2009 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-65
  • Keywords: Acute Toxicity, Zinc Sulphate, Bioassay, Poecilia Reticulata
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study 96 hours LC50 values of zinc sulphate (ZnSO4.H2O); an important toxic industrial pollutant, on Poecilia reticulata were determined. Behavioral changes at different concentrations of zinc sulphate (ZnSO4.H2O) were monitored. The results were evaluated by the Statistical Probit Analysis Method and 96 hours LC50 value for guppies was found to be 30.826 mg/l. The lower and upper confidence limits for the LC50 were 30.387 and 31.280 mg/l, respectively.