Author(s): Malathi K,Kannathasan Aand Rajendran K
Alive freshwater fishes Channa punctatusand C. striatuswere collected from freshwater bodies of Cauvery delta and their haematological parameters were thoroughly studied. RBC and WBC count, haemoglobin content and haematocrit were showed slight fluctuation. The range of different in haematological parameter of these species are RBC 3.29 ?106to 3.42 ?106/cumm; WBC 4.3 ?103to 4.6 ?103/cumm; Hb 9.37 to 10.84 g/dl; PVC 34.42 to 36.14 %/dl; MCV 104.62 to 105.67 ?m3, MCH 24.09 to 28.48 Pg/dl; MCHC 27.22 to 29.99 g/dl. The serum protein, albumin and cholesterol were found to be slightly higher value in C. punctatusthan C. striatus. The globulin and triglycerides showed elevated level in C. striatus. The average values of protein content showed higher value when compared to cholesterol and glucose. The present study suggested that these fishes are important sources of animal protein and good for human health.