An Investigation into Claria Gariepurius Life from Ero Reservoir, Ekiti State

Adebola, O. T.
Department of Biology, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

A total 436 specimens of Claria gariepurius were collected from Ero Reservoir, Ekiti State between October 2010 and October 2012. The food and feeding habits were investigated in order to establish basic and applied data that qualify this fish as an aquaculture animal. Analysis of the stomach contents of the fish showed that which gariepurius fed on anthropods. A preponderance of insects, crustaceans and detritus in the stomach also established which gariepurius as a detritivore and also that which gariepurius is well fortified with the major digestive enzymes.