Evaluation of the feed preference of Climbing perch (Anabas testudineus) for Wild guppy, Tilapia and Tadpoles to utilize as a potential live feed in Sri Lanka
K.A.H.T. Kodithuwakku, D.S.W. Rajapaksha and U. Edirisingha
Date : 2014-02-11 Volume : 6

This study was carried out to find the most preferred type of live feed of Climbing perch (Anabas testudineus) and recommending the daily requirement of preferred live feed for culturing of A. testudineus in Sri Lanka. Wild guppy (Poecilia reticulata), tilapia (Oriochromis niloticus) and tadpoles (Bufu bufo) around 1 cm of total length were used to find out the most preferred live feed of A. testudineus. Daily requirement of the preferred live feed type was determined. Results showed that feed preference of A. testudineus for tadpoles were significantly (p<0.05) higher than for wild guppy and tilapia. Small (0-25 g), medium (25-50 g) and large (50-75 g) sized A. testudineus required 0.84, 1.78 and 1.93 g of tadpoles / fish / day respectively in fresh weigh basis. 1390889560.php