Mathavan, S and Vivekanandan, E and Pandian, T J (1976) Food utilization in the fish Tilapia mossambica fed on plant and animal foods. Helgolander wiss. Meeresunters, 28. pp. 66-70.
Only a few publications are available concerning food utilization in herbivorous fishes (see PANDIAN, 1975). MENZEL (1959) found that angelfish Holacanthus bermudi? nsis, fed on epizoan-free filamentous algae, failed to deposit protein ; he concluded that, though the utilized algae were sufficient to meet the metabolic energy requirements, the animal matter ingested intentionally or accidentally by the angelfish was essential to insure "true growth" (GERKING, 1952).
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Food utilization; Tilapia mossambica;n plant food; animal food|
|Subjects:||Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Food and Feeding
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||03 Feb 2011 06:21|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:43|
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