THE GUT FOOD COMPOSITION AND FEEDING HABITS OF SYNODONTIS CLARIAS IN RIVER KADUNA
Keywords:Food, Synodontis clarias, River Kaduna
The gut food composition and feeding habits of 215 specimens of Synodontis clarias in River Kaduna were investigated. They fed mainly on plant materials. Supplements of most available food materials included insects, small fish and green algae. The occurrence of detritus as one of its major diet seemed to indicate a benthic mode of life. The occurrence of fish in the diet during the cold dry months appeared to indicate some seasonality in the intake of food.
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