Food and Feeding Habits Summary Barbonymus schwanefeldii
Main Ref. Yap, S.-Y., 1988
Fish stage adults Mean length 14.00 SL
Sample size 20 Percent empty
Country Malaysia Locality Bukit Merah Reservoir, between September 1979 and August 1980
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
Highlighted items on the list are known Feeding Periods of Barbonymus schwanefeldii
Diet percent Food I Food II Food III Prey stage Item Name Comments
5.00 % plants other plants benthic algae/weeds n.a./others benthic algae/weeds
3.00 % detritus detritus debris n.a./others debris
35.00 % zoobenthos insects insects adults Diptera both aquatic and terrestrial forms of Diptera, Odonata etc.
40.00 % zoobenthos insects insects larvae Chironomidae mainly Chironomidae, some Chaoboridae, Dysticidae, unid. larvae & nymphs
5.00 % zooplankton plank. crust. n.a./other plank. crustaceans juv./adults Copepoda Copepoda, Cladocera, Decapoda
2.00 % zooplankton other plank. Invertebrates n.a./other plank. invertebrates juv./adults Paramecium Paramecium, Rotifera, parasitic Nematoda
10.00 % plants other plants terrestrial plants n.a./others plants
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 10.01.97
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 06.24.03
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