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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part A

Food and feeding habits of Channa punctatus (Bloch) from water bodies of Surguja of district Chhattisgarh


Author(s): Rajkishor Singh Baghel, Amit Singh Banafar and Deepika Toppo

Abstract: The present study reveals that the average RLG value for the fishes of group I(less than 10cm) was 0.74 and group II as 0.60.The average GaSI was ranged from 2.11 to 4.86 for males and that of female from 2.35 to 6.67.The highest value of GaSI was recorded 4.86 and 6.67 during the month of October for males and females respectively. Gut content analysis showed significant seasonal patterns and dominated by insects (41%) followed by plant matter (16%), fishes (15%), crustaceans (11%), zooplankton (8%), miscellaneous (6%), and annelids (3%), in the order of preference. Thus reflecting it widening of food spectrum and carnivorous in nature.

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Qualitative percentage Analysis of various food items in different months of <em>C</em>. <em>punctatus</em> from October 2018 to May 2019
Fig. 1: Qualitative percentage Analysis of various food items in different months of C. punctatus from October 2018 to May 2019
Monthwise variations of gastro-somatic index (GaSI) of <em>Channa punctatus</em>
Fig. 2: Monthwise variations of gastro-somatic index (GaSI) of Channa punctatus


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How to cite this article:
Rajkishor Singh Baghel, Amit Singh Banafar, Deepika Toppo. Food and feeding habits of Channa punctatus (Bloch) from water bodies of Surguja of district Chhattisgarh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):12-15.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies