Food and feeding habits of Tilapia zilli (Pisces: Cichlidae) in Ondo State University fish farm

Akinwumi, F.O. (2003) Food and feeding habits of Tilapia zilli (Pisces: Cichlidae) in Ondo State University fish farm. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 195-198.

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Abstract

The food and feeding habits of Tilapia zillii in the fish farm of Ondo State University, Akungba - Akoko, Nigeria, were studied by gut analysis. Examinations of 150 specimens showed that Nymphea formed the main bulk of food consumed. Spirogyra, Pithophora and Compsopogon occurred frequently while Pistia detritus and plant remains featured less frequently. Variation in the frequency of occurrence of the various food items was observed among the various sizes of samples. The samples within the middle - size group fed on both higher plant and filamentous algae while the young and higher fish consumed exclusively filamentous algae. On the basis of food items found in the gut, Tilapia zillii was classified as primary consumers

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Food and feeding habits of Tilapia zilli (Pisces: Cichlidae) in Ondo State University fish farm
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Akinwumi, F.O.
Page Range: pp. 195-198
Date: 2003
Event Title: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 4-9 November 2001
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; aquatic plants; diets; feeding behaviour; fish culture; fish ponds; food preferences; freshwater fish; Tilapia zillii
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3618
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:14
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:03
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3618

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