Food intake, conversion and swimming activity in the air-breathing catfish Heteropneustes fossilis

Arunachalam, S and Vivekanandan, E and Pandian, T J (1976) Food intake, conversion and swimming activity in the air-breathing catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Hydrobiologia, 51 (3). pp. 213-217.

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Abstract

Pandian & Vivekanandan (1976) and Vivekanandan ([976), who considered feeding rate and conversion efficiency estimates as parameters for assessing metabolic rates and efficiencies. observed that the obligatory airbreathing fish Opiliocepha/us slriatus, reared in aquaria containing different depths of water, swam longer or shorter distance to exhange atmospheric air; such a design of experiment permitted them to measure food intake. growth and sustained active metabolism on a long term basis.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food intake; conversion; swimming activity; catfish; Heteropneustes fossilis
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Catfish
Food Chemistry
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:7261
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Feb 2011 11:48
Last Modified:03 Feb 2011 11:48

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