Food and Feeding Habits Summary Pethia ticto
Main Ref. Weliange, W.S. and U.S. Amarasinghe, 2007
Fish stage juv./adults Mean length 8.10 TL
Sample size 77 Percent empty
Country Sri Lanka Locality Minneriya reservoir, August 1998-August 2000
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Pethia ticto
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
1.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans juv./adults Bosminopsis Bosminopsis, Moina, Daphnia, Diaphanasoma, Ceriodaphnia
66.00 % detritus detritus debris n.a./others detritus soft sediments, particulate matter
7.00 % zoobenthos insects insects adults insects flying insects, other terrestrial insects, aquatic insects
8.00 % zoobenthos insects insects larvae Ephemeroptera larval stages of Chironomidae, Ephemeroptera and Odonata
8.00 % plants phytoplankton n.a./other phytoplankton n.a./others phytoplankton diatoms, blue greens, green algae, uncommon algae, filamentous algae
1.00 % zoobenthos benth. crust. ostracods juv./adults Macrothrix Chydorids, Macrothrix, and Cypridopsis
9.00 % plants other plants terrestrial plants leaves/blades plants Terrestrial and aquatic plants
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