The Use of Different Sewing Methods in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Fish

Sancak T., Önalan Ş.

JOURNAL OF ANATOLIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.5, no.1, pp.373-377, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In this study, it is aimed to compare the sewing methods in wounds created for different purposes in the field of aquaculture. For this purpose, Tilapia fish, which took the second place after carp in the inland waters fish breeding of hot countries, were used. In the study, Control group (n = 3), simple suture (n = 3), U suture (n = 3) and X (Sultan) suture (n = 3) applications were performed. The fish were subjected to 7 days of adaptation before starting the study. During the study, feeding was done once a day with Tetra Discus food. For the formation of cut wounds, scales were removed in Tilapia fish under anesthesia, and 2 cm long incision were performed. As a result of the study, it was observed that the cut wounds were closed on the 6th day in the U suture group, at the end of the 7th day in the control group and simple suture groups, and the 9th day in the X suture group. It was observed that the absorbable suture materials were absorbed in all fish in which they were applied, but in the X suture group, 1 fish was absorbed at the end of the 9th day. It is concluded that it is healthier to prefer simple suture and U suture primarily in areas such as marking, remote sensing, monitoring and management of fish methods, and fish health.