Nutrition, feeding, and behavior of fish.

  title={Nutrition, feeding, and behavior of fish.},
  author={Santosh P. Lall and Sean M. Tibbetts},
  journal={The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={361-72, xi}
Nutrition and feeding influence growth, reproduction, and health of fish and their response to physiologic and environmental stressors and pathogens. The basics of fish metabolism are similar to those of warm-blooded animals in that they involve food intake, digestion, absorption, and transport of nutrients to the various tissues. Fish, however, being the most primitive form of vertebrates, possess some distinguishing features which will be discussed. Unlike warm-blooded animals, which are… CONTINUE READING