Study on feeding habits of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Pacu) larvae in fish ponds

Sipauba-Tavares, L.H. and de S. Braga, F.M. (1999) Study on feeding habits of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Pacu) larvae in fish ponds. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 22(1), pp. 24-30.

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Abstract

A limnological study of the artificial fish pond and an analysis of the stomach contents of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) larvae of 2 to 45 days age were made for a period of 45 days to evaluate their feeding preferences. A preference for chlorophytes and rotifers were noted, while other planktonic species remained constant in the stomach contents. Some limnological variables were found to have strong influence on the feeding behavior of the pacu. A preference for feeding on smaller species in the first few days of larval development was also noted.

Item Type: Article
Title: Study on feeding habits of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Pacu) larvae in fish ponds
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Sipauba-Tavares, L.H.
de S. Braga, F.M.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 22
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 24-30
Date: 1999
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish larvae; Feeding behaviour; Stomach content; Environmental factors; Food preferences; Fish culture; Pond culture; Freshwater fish; Piaractus mesopotamicus
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9505
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2012 08:39
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2012 08:39
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9505

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