International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 234

Table of Content: April 2014; 6(4)

April 2014

Developing production technique of bloodworm (Chironomidae larvae) in floodplain waters for fish feed

Chironomid larvae or bloodworm is a natural food that has the nutrients suitable for freshwater fish needs. Bloodworm utilization as fish feed in aquaculture is still limited, due to limited production. Huge floodplain waters are potential to be used as a place of bloodworm production. This study aimed to develop a technique producing bloodworm in floodplain waters which included searching suitable characteristics of...

Author(s): Bambang Sulistiyarto, Ivone Christiana  and Yulintine

April 2014

Diet composition, ontogenetic dietary shifts and morphometric relationships of the Nile barb Barbus bynni (Forsskål, 1775) (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in Lake Abaya, Ethiopia

Food and feeding habits of Barbus bynni (Forsskål, 1775) were studied in Lake Abaya, Ethiopia, from January to February, 2010 (dry season) and May to June, 2010 (wet season). From a total of 292 fish samples, 251 (86.0%) contained food in their guts. Macrophytes, insects and detritus were the dominant food items both during the dry and wet seasons. Macrophytes and detritus occurred in 78.1 and 73.3% of the guts,...

Author(s): Elias Dadebo, Seble Bancha, Abinet Wolde-Senbet and Yosef Teklegiorgis