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Nitrogen excretion rate and oxygen consumption

What physiological states or traits (eg. feeding, exercise, aestivation) may affect the nitrogen excretion rate and oxygen consumption in the goldfish?

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The nitrogen excretion rate is directly proportional to the level of oxygen available in the environment. Such that, during a decline of environmental oxygen, the contribution of the liver to total ammonia production seems to be lowered, while that of skeletal muscles is increased.
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