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Table 6 Feeding habits of ornamental fish according to artisanal fishers (“piabeiros”)

From: Ichthyological ethnoknowledge of the “piabeiros” from the Amazon region, Brazil

Species Ornamental fish food items No answer
Shrimp Decapoda Snails Gastropoda Crab Decapoda Insects Worm Oligochaeta Fish Detritus Periphyton Plant material Non-plant organic material
% n % N % N % n % n % N % n % n % n % n
Acará disco        4.76 1    2.27 2    8.22 30 3.08 2 5.88 1 4
Acará azulão                0.27 1 1.54 1    
Acará baru                0.27 1 1.54 1    
Acará peixeiro                0.27 1 1.54 1    
Anostomo trifaciato                0.55 2      
Apistograma          2 1 1.14 1    3.01 11 3.08 2 5.88 1 14
Araia aireba 22.22 2    20 1    6 3 2.27 2 7.69 2 0.27 1    5.88 1 1
Araia cururu 33.33 3    60 3    32 16 11.4 10 19.23 5 0.27 1 3.08 2 5.88 1 7
Araia motoro 22.22 2 100 1 20 1    32 16 11.4 10 3.85 1 0.27 1 1.54 1    8
Araia orbignyi            1.14 1          
Araia schroederi            1.14 1          
Araia 22.22 2        28 14 17 15 30.77 8 1.10 4      16
Aruanã            1.14 1          1
Bodó cor de mapa                0.27 1      
Bodó cutia              3.85 1 1.10 4      
Bodó espinho        4.76 1        1.10 4      
Bodó jauari              3.85 1 1.64 6      
Bodó luminol              3.85 1 0.55 2      
Bodó onça        4.76 1      7.69 2 5.48 20      4
Bodó panda                0.27 1      
Bodó pedra                0.27 1      
Bodó percote              3.85 1 1.92 7      
Bodó seda        4.76 1      7.69 2 10.14 37      4
Bodó                1.92 7      2
Bodó tui                0.27 1      
Bodó zebra                0.82 3      
Borboleta        38.10 8    2.27 2 3.85 1 8.49 31 13.85 9 5.88 1 27
Borboleta branca                0.27 1      
Borboleta rajada                0.27 1      
Cardinal        19.05 4    21.6 19    13.42 49 30.77 20 17.65 3 30
Coridora                1.10 4      1
Farowela                      1
Itui cavalo                0.27 1      
Lápis                5.48 20 4.62 3 5.88 1 22
Marginata        4.76 1    1.14 1    2.19 8 3.08 2    8
Neon            3.41 3    4.11 15 3.08 2    8
Peixe agulha                0.55 2      
Rodostomo        14.29 3    11.4 10    8.22 30 12.31 8 11.76 2 23
Rosacéu        4.76 1    9.09 8    8.77 32 9.23 6 29.41 5 17
Uricaia                      1
Xadrez            2.27 2 3.85 1 6.58 24 7.69 5 5.88 1 19
Total 100 9 100 1 100 5 100 21 100 50 100 88 100 26 100 365 100 65 100 17 218