Food intake and conversion in Ambassis gymnocephalus

Vijayakumaran, M (1979) Food intake and conversion in Ambassis gymnocephalus. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 21 (1 & 2). pp. 191-193.



Transformation of food has been studied in the euryhaline fish Ambassis gymnocephalus (Lacepede) by using energy transfer criteria. Duration of the experiments varied from 15-21 days. Flesh of the prawn Metapenaeiis dobsoni was used as food. The absorption efficiencies are more than 96 % and conversion efficiencies vary between 20.57 and 27.73% in different weight groups of fish. The conversion efficiency of A. gymnocephalus was found to be lower than that of young ones of similar size of fishes, that growto larger size.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ambassis gymnocephalus; Metapenaeiis dobsoni; Food intake
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish Nutrition
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:1827
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 11:05
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