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Food and Feeding Habit of Juvenile Channa punctatus (Bloch) from a Semi-closed Water Body in Chalan Beel Floodplain, Bangladesh

Keywords: Food-feeding , juvenile channa punctatus , semi-close beel

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The food and feeding habit of the juvenile Channa punctatus (Bloch) have been carried out from a semi-closed water body during the month of Dec. to Mar. The present study revealed that the average percentage occurrence of the food items of juvenile C. punctatus was crustaceans (10.38%), insects (16.87%), molluscs (14.27%), fishes (34.73%), plant materials (10.58%) and semi-digested food materials (13.16%). The present investigation also revealed that the juvenile of C. punctatus is carnivorous in feeding habit, mainly fed on the animal food (76.25% of the total consumption) viz., crustaceans, insects, molluscs and fishes.

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