Funding for this research was provided by:
IP-EU project “AQUAMAX” (016249-1)
Received: 8 May 2020
Accepted: 10 December 2020
First Online: 6 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The use of <i>C.mrigala</i> fingerlings for all experimental purposes was approved (approval number, ICAR-CIFA/Eth/02/2016) by the Ethics Committee of the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Government of India. The fish were used in the present experiment with proper husbandry practices. The dissection procedure was conducted by anesthetizing the control and test group fish with MS222 (Tricaine methanesulphonate, Himedia, India, cat no: RM2178) to minimize pain.
: All authors have given their consent for publication
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.