Environmental restraints on the food conversion of cyprinid forage fishes: Influence of availability of food onRasbora daniconius (Hamilton)

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Nagendran,, R. and Ponnuchamy, R. and Katre Shakuntala, . (1980) Environmental restraints on the food conversion of cyprinid forage fishes: Influence of availability of food onRasbora daniconius (Hamilton). Proceedings: Animal Sciences, 89 (2). pp. 165-170. ISSN 0253-4118

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Abstract

The effects of food availability on the bioenergetics and the body composition of the cyprinidRasbora daniconius (Ham.) have been described. During the 15-day experimental period, fish in the weight range of 475 to 1660 mg were fed daily onTubifex tubifex for different durations. The food intake increased from 7·96±2·323 mg dry/fish/day for fish exposed to food for 2 hr to 11·57±0·757 mg dry/fish/day for fish fedad libitum diet. For the same series of fish, the feeding rate also increased. Growth of fish expressed as mg gain in dry weight/fish/day increased with increases in food intake. However, the food conversion efficiency was highly variable in relation to the daily food intake or feeding rate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food availabilityRasbora daniconiusstarvationconversionbody composition
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Zoology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Zoology
Depositing User: Mr. Ramaprasad C
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 09:01
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 09:01
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/5342

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