• Rate of gastric digestion in the larvicidal fishesAplocheilus lineatus (Cuv. & Val.) andMacropodus cupanus (Cuv. & Val.)

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      Gastric digestion; larvicidal fishes; Aplocheilus lineatus ; Macropodus cupanus

    • Abstract


      In the larvicidal fishesAplocheilus lineatus andMacropodus cupanus investigations on the rate of gastric digestion reveal that interspecific variations are apparent; however, within the species, digestion rate is not significantly altered by fish size provided the amount of food supplied is sufficient to fill the stomach. Gastric depletion is directly related to temperature, increasing temperature elevating the rate of digestion.

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      Sheila Susan Jacob1 N Balakrishnan Nair1

      1. Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Trivandrum - 695 007, India
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