Effects of handling on oxygen consumption and random activity in the freshwater mulletRhinomugil corsula (Hamilton)
Handling caused excitement which resulted in lower random activity associated with higher rate of oxygen consumption. The routine and standard oxygen consumption rates were increased by 260 and 238%, and 291 and 277% at 30° and 35° C respectively. The temperature effect (30–35° C) did not cause a marked difference (P < 0·05) in the rate of oxygen consumption and random activity inR. corsula.