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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part D

Food habit and growth pattern of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus in Wase Dam, Nigeria


Author(s): Yem IY, Bankole NO, Umar R, Ibrahim A and Ewutanure SJ

Abstract: The food habit and growth pattern of one hundred and thirty seven (137) samples of Oreochromis niloticus in Wase Dam, Kano State was investigated. Stomach contents were analyzed using frequency of occurrence and numerical methods. The fish fed mainly on algae (60.58%), insect part (42.34%), detritus (27.00%), fish fry (24.81%) and unidentified materials (21.16%). The diversity of food items found in the stomach categorizes the fish as an omnivore, with tendency of being a planktivore. The length-weight relationship (b-value) obtained for the male, female and combined sexes suggested a negative allometric growth. The mean condition factor (K) computed for male, female and combined sexes were 2.18, 1.97 and 2.10.

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How to cite this article:
Yem IY, Bankole NO, Umar R, Ibrahim A, Ewutanure SJ. Food habit and growth pattern of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus in Wase Dam, Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(4):257-260.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies