Studies on energy budget in relation to various dietary conditions were made in an air breathing fish, Channa striatus (BL.). The feeds used were-poultry gut content + goat liver (Group A), blood clot or meal (B), Poultary droppings + Rice bran (C) and goat gut content (Group D). Food efficiency (%) ranged from 11.50 -48.4%. Daily individual growth increment (g/fish/day) ranged from 0.117 (Group A) to 0.501 (Group D). The details have been discussed in this paper.