Food preference studies ofPlotosus canius Hamilton and its cultural suitability
The food preference ofP. canius, carried out from fish samples of Hooghly-Matiah estuary and Chilka lake is described. Qualitative study of the food showed the species to be a predatory carnivore right from its fingerling stage. The study justifies the inclusion of the species in brackishwater aquaculture as a biological control of unwanted crabs.
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