In the present work an attempts has been made to study the effect of few exogenous hormones on aquatic, aerial and total oxygen consumption (cc/kg/h) and equivalent energy utilization (E.E.U, K.Cal/hr) in an air breathing murrel teleostean fish, Channa punctatus (Bloch) with a view to assess whether or not these hormones have calorigenic action in this fish. Treatment with hydrocortisone, testosterone propionate and L-thyroxine brought significant increase in total oxygen uptake as compared to control fishes. The aerial oxygen uptake did not dffer to significant level in hydrocortisone treated group but in testosterone and L-thyroxine treated group it increased to a significant level. On the other hand, treatment with adrenaline, progesterone and thiouracil brought significant decrease both in aerial and total oxygen uptake as compared to control. The resons for such changes in bimodal oxygen uptake after the treatment with different hormones have been discussed in this paper.