Food ration for rearing the fry of the Mullet Liza parsia

Kiron, V and Paulraj, R (1988) Food ration for rearing the fry of the Mullet Liza parsia. In: The First Indian Fisheries Forum, Proceedings, 4-8 December; 1987, Mangalore.



The objective of this study was to determine the optimum feeding level for rearing the fry of a euryhaline mullet, Liza parsia. Six feeding levels. (4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24% of the body weight) were selected for experimental trial. Three groups, each with twelve fish fry (0.650 It 0.025 g,) were fed on semi-moist purified diet at each of the above feeding levels, once a day for 5 weeks. Data on growth, food intake and food conversion were obtained. Food intake did not increase significantly beyond 8% feeding level. The growth increased linearly upto a feeding level of about 8%. Further increase in feeding level did not proportionately increase growth. The food conversion efficiency was better at the lower feeding levels, the best being at 4%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food; fry; Mullet; Liza parsia
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Mullet
Marine Fisheries > Feed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:4714
Deposited On:30 Oct 2010 11:25
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