Effects of food quality on swimming activity and food utilization in the air-breathing fish Ophiocephalus striatus

Vivekanandan, E and Palanisamy, Easwari and Pandian, T J (1976) Effects of food quality on swimming activity and food utilization in the air-breathing fish Ophiocephalus striatus. Polskie archivum hydrobiologii, 23 (1). pp. 131-137.

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Abstract

In cylindrical aquaria, liver fed O. striatus increased surfacing from 1104 times at 2.5 cm depth to 1738 times/day at 40 cm depth. Due to the sustained surfacing. O. striatus "hung" to the surface 20 times for 1 h/day in the former and 27 times for 3.2 h/day in the latter. Feeding increased from 24 to 40 mg/g.day, assimilation 24 to 34 mg/g•day and metabolism 0.5 to.1.1 ml O2 uptake/g•h in these groups.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:food quality; swimming activity; food utilization; fish; Ophiocephalus striatus
Subjects:Food Chemistry
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:7263
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Feb 2011 11:46
Last Modified:11 May 2012 14:52

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