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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part F

Seasonal variation in food and feeding habit of Indian major carp (Labeo calbasu) in Baghel Taal, Bahraich, U.P.


Author(s): Sadguru Prakash

Abstract: In present study, the qualitative and quantitative analysis of gut content of Indian carp Kalbasu (Labeo calbasu Ham. 1822) from Baghel Taal were conducted during July, 2014 to June, 2015. The results on gut content shows that qualitative changes in food component were not found but quantitative changes were observed during the study period. In the gut of fish, food contents i.e. decay matter (39.15%), zooplankton (20.07%) phytoplankton (16.18%), plant materials (14.41%), and Insects (10.19%), were observed. The quantitative changes of food contents were also verified by the analysis of gastrosomatic index (GSI) and it was maximum (5.874±0.145) during post monsoon season and minimum (3.425±0.152) during monsoon season as fish feeds voraciously to compensate the energy loss during breeding. Hence, it can be concluded that L. calbasu was omnivorous in feeding habit and findings were also verified by the index of preponderance.

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How to cite this article:
Sadguru Prakash. Seasonal variation in food and feeding habit of Indian major carp (Labeo calbasu) in Baghel Taal, Bahraich, U.P. . Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;3(2):483-486.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies