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Effects of Various Food Deprivation Regimes on Body Composition Dynamics of Thaila, Catla Catla.

Abdus Salam, Muhammad Ali and Samrah Masud
Zoology Division, Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

Abstract: The study examined the body composition response with relation to stress induced by different food deprivation regimes. At least a group of five gingerlings of catla were subjected to food deprivation protocols of 0 (control), 15, 30 and 45 days in indoor laboratory aquaria after being acclimatized. Body composition was analyzed by standard procedures. Results revealed that % water and % ash (dry wt) increased while % dry weight, % organic weight, % fat protein and % ash (wet wt) decreased significantly.

Keywords: food deprivation, body composition, Catla catla.