Food Habit Of Rui And Carp Minnow

Describing about food habit of rui and carp minnow is very important for successful fish farming business. Minnow eat tiny floaty plankton from water because width of their mouth become small and their digestive system is not complete or mature. In natural condition two types of minnow feed can be found in the water and they are phytoplankton and zooplankton. Carp fish like rui, katla, mrigal etc. likes zooplankton while they are young and eat phytoplankton in adult condition. Very tiny sized young minnow takes foods from their yolk sac. After that they have to serve yolk powder of chicken eggs. Feed applying rate for rui or carp minnow are listed below.
  • 1st 10 days -> Body weight of minnow x 10
  • 2nd 10 days -> Body weight of minnow x 15
  • 3rd 10 days -> Body weight of minnow x 20
  • 4th 10 days -> Body weight of minnow x 25
  • 5th 10 days -> Body weight of minnow x 30
  • 6th 10 days -> Body weight of minnow x 35
Food preparing method for carp or rui fish are listed below.
Feed Ingredients Using Rate (%) Protein (%)
Fish-meal 21.00 12.13
Mustard Cake 45.00 13.65
Rice Dust 28.00 3.33
Flour 5.00 0.89
Vitamin & Mineral Mix 1.00

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