19
Mar 14

WHAT DO I FEED CATFISH FINGERLINGS UNTIL HARVESTABLE SIZED FISH

WHAT DO I FEED CATFISH FINGERLINGS

UNTIL HARVEST-ABLE SIZED FISH

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WHAT DO I FEED CATFISH FINGERLINGS
UNTIL HARVEST-ABLE SIZED FISH

What do I feed catfish fingerlings within four to five months until harvest-able sized fish is attained is a question I get asked frequently.

I would say feeding catfish fingerlings to harvest-able sized fish within a reasonable length of time depends on the nutritional quality requirement of the fish and you’re stocking rate.

Where you run high density recirculation system, your fish must be fed with high quality feed. However, in the case of low stocking rates in ponds you can use naturally occurring feeds in addition to supplementary feeds.

In general, floating feed with a 32% protein should be fed to catfish fingerlings in high density stocking situations. Management of sinking feeds are more difficult when used, but never the less it can be used. It is to be noted that generally, catfish producers prefer floating feed.

In the morning, it is better to feed the fish after dissolved oxygen levels in your pond water have started to rise and not later than mid-afternoon. This is to enable proper digestion to take place during periods of relatively high dissolved oxygen. When oxygen levels in pond water are low your fish will not eat and digest feed efficiently.

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What Do I Feed Catfish Fingerlings Until Harvest-able Sized Fish

 

In order to feed catfish fingerlings to harvest-able sized fish within four to five months, you must give proper attention to way the fish are being fed.

Remember, that feeding your fish with the right feed and proper feeding regime is very important. It is even better when the feed is energized.

Would you want to know more about how to feed catfish fingerlings to harvest-able sized fish within four to five months? Then click on this link GROWING CATFISH FROM FINGERLINGS TO TABLE SIZE (Fish Farming 1)

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12
Mar 14

HOW I CAN FORMULATE FISH FEEDS

HOW CAN I FORMULATE FISH FEEDS

If you have ever had cause to ask yourself, how you can formulate fish feeds in order to save cost instead of using imported fish feeds that are very expensive I’ll advice you read this post to the end. You will gain invaluable insight to the question that has been bugging you.

How Can I Formulate Fish Feeds

How I Can Formulate Fish Feeds

Fish Feed Formulation Ingredients:

You will find in this post a few of the common feeds, which are often mixed together to prepare fish food. It is important to note that some of the ingredients might not be available in your locality. You can however, identify close alternative of equally good nutritional value.

 1.  Fish Meal: It is produced by cooking fish, rolling and pressing to remove water and oil, and then drying. Fish meal must be present in your feed composition or else the body protein construction comes to a halt.

 2.   Soya Bean Meal: It is a major protein source for commercial catfish feeds in the United States and also in Nigeria. It is high in essential amino acids and it is both digestible and palatable. Please note that it is not the same as the ones consumed by the human beings.

 3. Groundnut Cake (GNC):     GNC being cheaper can be used to replace a small portion of the Soya bean in feed. However, it has low lysine content (an essential amino acid) and is also vulnerable to contamination with the mould Aspergilus flavus which produces aflatoxins. Therefore never use mouldy groundnut cake or other mouldy foods.

 4.  Maize: In the form of offal maize can be used as a major energy source in feeds. It is advisable if it can be cooked. However, the cooking that takes place during the pelleting process will improve its digestibility. Maize can form up to 30% of the total diet.

 5.  Wheat offal:   It is a by-product of the milling process. The offal’s have high amino acid contents.

 6.  Vitamins:   You can get proprietary vitamins at your local poultry supply stores. Fish use basically the same vitamin brand as chickens. You can buy broilers or growers premix for healthy growth. It helps to avert the incidence of deficiency disease problems.

 7.   Growth Boosters such as methionine & lysine are a form of amino acids that can also be added to enhance performance.

Remember, that feeding your fish fingerlings/juvenile with the right feed is very important. It is even better when the feed is energized.

Would you want to know more about how to formulate fish feed? Then click on this link GROWING CATFISH FROM FINGERLINGS TO TABLE SIZE (Fish Farming 1)

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Do you have suggestions on fish feed formulation that works that you have been using? Feel free to share.

 

5
Mar 14

WHAT DO I FEED MY FISH

WHAT DO I FEED MY FISH

What do I feed my fish and get optimum result is a question that is uppermost in the mind of most fish farmers. It is an established fact that in all fish farms, the largest operating cost is FEEDS (almost 50%). Therefore, as a fish farmer it is in your best interest to get a good return on your investment in terms of fish weight gain.

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In order to be able to improve eating without undue feed wastage you will need to become an experienced feeder or hire one. This is an invaluable expertise to a catfish farmer. When you feed with the most appropriate feed in a manner that result in fast growth and efficient feed conversion, it will in turn result in more efficient production and in increased profits.

It is pertinent to note that uneaten feed cost you directly in decreased profits and indirectly through degradation of water quality. When you use the most suitable feed and feeding in the manner that most efficiently produces fish, it can result in a saving of about 1½ the variable production cost.

The degree to which the fish consume food is influenced by many factors, The factors amongst others are the environment, quietness, amount of darkness, space available for swimming, temperature and the availability of good quality water etc.

The most fundamental factor you need to pay attention to is the ingredients contained in the feed and how closely it matched the fish’s nutritional requirement.

Therefore the question, what do I feed my fish is a very important one. Apart from using imported feeds, it is possible to compound diet from various ingredients found in local feed stores that will satisfy these requirements.

However, you will need to adjust the quantity of these ingredients within the diet with the intention that the totals of the carbon-hydrate, proteins, lipids, fibers, vitamins, and minerals falls within the expected range. Therefore feed formulations requires a great deal of expertize and patience.

The evaluation of fish food for its economic benefit is based on calculating the food conversion ratio. This is the amount of feed in kilogram that is required to produce 1kg of fish. Therefore a feed conversion ratio of 1:1 means that for one kg of food fed, one kg of fish was produced.

Remember, that feeding your fingerlings/juvenile with the right feed is very important. It is even better when the feed is energized.

 Would you want to know more about what to feed your fish? Then click on the link GROWING CATFISH FROM FINGERLINGS TO TABLE SIZE (Fish Farming 1)

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Do you have suggestions on what you feed your fish that works for you? Feel free to share.

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