Interactions of feeding rates on growth, food conversion and body composition of the freshwater catfish Mystus vittatus (Bloch)

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Arunachalam, S. and Ravichandra Reddy, S. (1981) Interactions of feeding rates on growth, food conversion and body composition of the freshwater catfish Mystus vittatus (Bloch). Hydrobiologia, 78 (1). pp. 25-32. ISSN 1573-5117

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Abstract

Food intake, growth, conversion efficiency and body composition of the non-air breathing catfish Mystus vittatus (Bloch) were studied in relation to different feeding levels. Fish weighing 817.9 ± 104.00 mg was found to consume a maximum of 156.0 mg live Tubifex worm/g day-1. Geometrically derived feeding rates of 6.75, 23.00 and 26.00 mg dry food/g live fish day-1 represent the maintenance, optimum and maximum levels respectively. The SDA increased from 6.75 mg/g day-1 at maintenance to 13.50 mg/g day-1 at maximum feeding rate. Starvation brougt about increase in body water content, while there was concomitant decrease in fat and crude protein. © 1981 Dr. W. Junk B.V. Publishers.

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Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Zoology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Zoology
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 09:33
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/133

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