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Behavior study of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium assamense peninsulare in aquarium culture


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Abstract

Based on visual and video graphic examination behavioral study of Macrobrachium assamense peninsulare was designed for one year. It was concluded that the prawn was omnivore in nature and mostly prefer animal food as compared to plant food. The fecundity of 30-100 eggs in a single spawning was observed one year confirms that the animal is an annual breeder. The ecological conditions of the aquarium were maintained at 26 Celsius (ÂșC) with neutral pH throughout the study. The ecological conditions play a vital role in the development and maturity of the prawn. Food intake in animals was seen as poor during the breeding session as compared to the other period of life cycle.

Keywords

behavior, freshwater prawn, aquaculture, barrackpore, visual methods, animal food, feeding habitat, sperm deposition, annual breeder, pleopods

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