Preliminary Trials on Taming and Feeding of Young Adults of Wild African Snakehead [Channa obscura Myers and Shapovalov, 1932] from Anambra River, South East of Nigeria

Peter Chuks Egwui, Tochukwu Okeke, Damian C. Ezeonyejiaku


The use of Clarias sp and Heterobranchus sp in aquaculture research has been over flogged in total neglect of many would be aquaculture candidates which abound in Nigerian fresh water bodies. In the present research, Channa obscura, an example of a Nigerian freshwater species that attains appreciable size in the wild, was investigated. Young wild adults of C. obscura were, after many inducements, able to adapt to a confined environment and to accept artificial pelleted feed.

Key words: Channa obscura, young adults, preliminary trials, inducements, confined environment

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