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Food and Feeding Habits of Amblypharyngodon mola (Hamilton) from Kaptai Reservoir, Bangladesh



A. Mamun , K.M.A. Tareq and M.A. Azadi
 
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The present experiment was conducted for twelve months from July 1999 to June 2000 to know the type and amount of food taken by Amblypharyngodon mola in Kaptai reservoir. To study the food and feeding habits, a total of 120 fish samples of Amblypharyngodon mola were collected monthly. For the analysis of gut contents two methods were followed namely occurrence and points methods. According to Index of Preponderence (IP) A. mola was found to be planktivorous which feed mainly on Chlorophyceae (78.77%), Bacillariophyceac (11.85%), and Debris with mud (3.09%). These food item clearly indicated that fish preferred phytoplanktonic food. The fish incidentally took the animal nature plankton foods of Rotifera and Crustacea in negligible amount, 1.58 and 0.24% respectively

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A. Mamun , K.M.A. Tareq and M.A. Azadi , 2004. Food and Feeding Habits of Amblypharyngodon mola (Hamilton) from Kaptai Reservoir, Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 7: 584-588.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2004.584.588

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2004.584.588

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