Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 20, Issue 2, 2014; Page No.(783-785)

FOOD AND FEEDING OF CATLA CATLA (HAMILTON) FROM WATERBODIES AROUND AMBAJOGAI CITY, M.S., INDIA

V.B. Sakhare and A.D. Chalak

Abstract

The food and feeding habits of Catla (Catla catla) were examined between June 2012 and May 2013. Rotifers formed the main item of gut contents forming 25.7 per cent.Cladocerans were next in the order of dominance forming 21.2% per cent in the gut contents of Catla catla. Bacillarophyceae formed 18.7 per cent of the gut contents. Myxophyceae formed 14.3 per cent of the gut contents of Catla catla. Aquatic insects formed 8.4 per cent and were represented by Gryllus and mosquito larvae. Miscellaneous items and mud contents formed 4.2 and 4.5% respectively.

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