FOOD AND FEEDING HABIT OF DIFFERENT SIZE GROUPS OF GOLDEN MAHSEER, Tor putitora (HAM.) FROM PONG RESERVOIR, HIMACHAL PRADESH
|ABSTRACTS OF THE PAPERS APPEARING IN VOLUME 53(2003)|
M.S. Johal* and R.K. Negi
Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the diet composition of Tor putitora (Hamilton) of Pong reservoir have revealed that the fish is carni-omnivorous in feeding habit and there is a variation in the percentage of frequency occurrence of different food items in different size groups. The frequency of feeding intensity was poor in majority of the size groups and the feeding intensity decreased with the increase in size.
Key words: Carni-omnivorous, feeding habits, Tor putitora.