K. Premdass*, M. Lekeshmanaswamy and M. Jesikha,
PG & Research Department of zoology, Kongunadu Arts & Science College, Coimbatore-641029
Reproduction in fishes is regulated by external environmental factors that trigger internal mechanism into action. Recent studies reveal that a homeopathic hormone Natrum muriaticum is found to be effective in inducing spawning in fishes. In the present study, Homeopathic medicine Natrum muriaticum used to induce spawning in the ornamental fish Poecilia sphenops. The fishes were introduced into water containing Natrum muriaticum 30 centesimal potency of dilution 0.025%. A control was also maintained simultaneously. The time taken foe spawning in control and experiment groups were compared. From the result, it is inferred that the homeopathic medicine Natrum muriaticum has advanced spawning in experimental group of fishes. There was a considerable change in weight gain, fecundity and ammonia excretion in experimental fishes. We conclude that quality of the water should be maintained for the successful spawning and proper growth of the fishes.
Keywords: Natrum muriaticum, Poecilia sphenops, Homeopathic and spawning.