The influence of hunger on food-stocking behaviour of climbing perch Anabas testudineus
Abstract:The present study demonstrated that the climbing perch Anabas testudineus collected and stocked food pellets in its mouth, a behaviour that has not yet been reported in any other species of fish. In this species, food deprivation for 24 h increased food stocking, but not food intake.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Animal Behaviour and Wetland Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala Pin – 680 125, India
Publication date: September 1, 2008