• Interactions of feeding frequency and density on food utilization in air-breathing murrel,Channa striatus

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      Feeding frequency; density; Channa striatus ; food utilization; air-breathing murrel

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      In a factorial design of experiment, effects of feeding frequency on food utilization were studied inChanna striatus. Feeding frequency is positively related, whereas density is negatively related to the tested energetics components; absorption efficiency remains independent of both feeding frequency and density. Based on the minimum water requirement, a fish pond with an average depth of 1·5 m and an area of 1 ha could be stocked with 1·15 million fry ofC. striatus, of size 3 g. There is a significant interaction between feeding frequency and density suggesting that adverse effects of density could be compensated by increasing the frequency of feeding.

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      K Sampath1 2 T J Pandian1

      1. School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - 625021, India
      2. Department of Zoology, Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur - 628 216, India
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