Food items reported for Mystus montanus
n = 20
Food I Food II Food III Food name Country Predator Stage
plants other plants benthic algae/weeds Cladophora India juv./adults
plants phytoplankton green algae Spirogyra sp. India juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. benth. copepods Diaptomus sp. India juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. benth. copepods Pseudodiaptomus sp. India juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Macrobrachium sp. India juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Metapenaeus sp. India juv./adults
zoobenthos benth. crust. shrimps/prawns Penaeus sp. India juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects mosquito larvae India juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects dragon fly nymph India juv./adults
zoobenthos insects insects water scorpion larvae India juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae Mystus spp. India juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae Oreochromis mossambicus India juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae Lepidocephalus thermalis India juv./adults
zooplankton fish (early stages) fish eggs/larvae Puntius spp. India juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans Bosmina sp. India juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans Chydorus sp. India juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans Ceriodaphnia sp. India juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans Daphnia sp. India juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. cladocerans Moina sp. India juv./adults
zooplankton plank. crust. plank. copepods Cyclops spp. India juv./adults
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