16
Oct 13

WHAT TYPE OF SPACE DO I NEED TO GROW MY FISH

WHAT TYPE OF SPACE 

DO I NEED TO GROW MY FISH?

 

This is a continuation of my previous post last week on the question, what type of space do I need to grow my catfish?

RACE WAYS:

Raceways are increasingly becoming the most popular water facilities in Nigeria for raising fish. A good number of the most productive farms most especially in the urban areas use this type of facilities.

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Raceways make use of flowing water. It may well be a long narrow construction or a series of constructions, through which water flows. The water may flow through naturally, or forced to flow by the use of pump.

The semi-raceway is the most popular one here in Nigeria. The water is made to flow through slowly. The foremost advantage of raceways is that catfish can be stocked in them in high population per area of land than in ponds.

‘Open’ or ‘flow’ through raceway are raceways in which the water enters at one end and is disposed of at the other end. The water is not reused. Flow through raceways can accommodate up to 50 – 70 fishes per square meter.

‘Closed’ raceways are raceways in which the water enters at one end and is removed at the other end and filtered, aerated and reused again and again. Usually most closed raceway are not completely closed but are ‘modified closed’.

In closed raceways pumps are used to circulate the water hence, more energy is required in raceway culture than pond culture. This type of fish farming can be very profitable under close and thorough supervision.

TANKS

Also popular in Nigeria is the use of tank especially the plastics type. Their shapes may be rectangular or circular and could be closed or open like in raceways. Therefore they are also useful for very intensive culture.

Remember, that proper identification of the type of space you want to use to grow your fish is very important.

Should you want to know more about which space you want to use to grow your fish? Then click on the link GROWING CATFISH FROM FINGERLINGS TO TABLE SIZE (Fish Farming 1)

 

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9
Oct 13

WHICH SPACE DO I USE TO GROW MY FISH

WHICH SPACE DO I USE TO GROW MY FISH?

All prospective fish farmers must learn to ask get the right answers

to the question which space do I use to grow my fish.

Usually farmers select the facilities to match the type crop to be produced.

The same is true for catfish; the type of water facilities determines how fish

are to be raised. Similarly the technique of raising fish has considerable

influence on the planning and construction of your facilities.

Once you have constructed your facility, it is usually less practicable

to change to another facility.

Your catfish farm will usually have a combination of facilities unique

to your farm. Therefore it is very important for you to have a complete

picture of the type of facilities you will need before construction is started.

It is always better to seek professional advice before investing your money.

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You can consider about five (5) types of facilities:

  • Ponds
  • Tanks
  • Raceways
  • Vats
  • Aquariums

The nature of the production system that you want deploy is the major factor you need to consider when selecting your water facility.

If your farm is to produce both fingerlings and food fish, you will need different facilities from those which will only produce food fish.

You will need to take a closer look at some of the different KINDS OF WATER FACILITIES. For example;

  1. 1.     PONDS: There are quite a few types depending on your kind of catfish farming operation.

Grow-out Ponds: these are ponds in which catfish are grown to table size. The size and arrangement are usually determined by:

a)    The topography of your land

b)    The size of your farm

c)     The economics of production in relation to your pond design.

Usually large ponds are more economical in construction, however, when it is time to harvest the cost can more than upset your savings in construction cost.

  1. 2.     HOLDING POND: This is a small pond in which parent fish stock are kept between spawning season. These types of ponds are only needed on farms that produces fingerlings and are frequently built in conjunct with spawning and rearing ponds. Holding ponds may be about 1 acre or less in size. Quite a few small ponds of about ¼ acre each are preferable so as to make the management disease outbreak easy.
  1. 3.     SPAWNING POND: This is usually a small pond of about 1 to 5 acres where parent fish stocks are placed for spawning. More than often, hapas or pens are built in the ponds to place the fishes.
  1. 4.     REARING POND: This is a small pond in which the fish fry are placed for raising into fish fingerlings. The size of your rearing pond will depend upon the number and size of fingerlings to be produced.

This post will be continued next week so look out same time same day.

It’s important that you identify the type of space you want to use to grow your fish.

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

For Your Extreme Success In Growing Catfish, There Is A Closely Guarded Secret Every Farmer Must Know And Take Full Advantage of. What is this secret? 

Fish Farming From Fingerlings To Table Size Invitation To Ten Days Video Boot Camp

 

2
Oct 13

HOW DO I IDENTIFY CATFISH

HOW DO I IDENTIFY CATFISH

How do I identify catfish is a question I have been asked on several occasions.  To answer this question you will need an insight into the definition of catfish.

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How To Identify Catfish

How Do I Identify Catfish

I’ll like us to look at the variety of fish bearing the name catfish:

  • African mud or (sharp tooth) catfish – Clarias gariepinus is the main specie of culture especially in Nigeria and Africa. It is also commercially grown in countries such as Holland. Some other related species like the Aluminum catfish, Chriscthys nigrodigitatus and Heterobranchus bidorsalis are also grown in Nigeria but have enjoyed less popularity.
  • The channel catfish - Ictalurus punctatus is the champion of farmed fish in America and is progressively more favoured in sport.
  • The European variety or “wels” - Silurus glanis is popular in central Europe as food fish and sports.
  • Ornamental Fishes - Such as fresh water, Glass, Network Upside down and Ocellifer catfish are also regarded as catfish.

It is important that you identify the type of catfish you want to grow.

Would you want to know more on how to identify catfish?

Then click on this link 

GROWING CATFISH FROM FINGERLINGS TO TABLE SIZE (Fish Farming 1)

For Your Extreme Success In Growing Catfish,

There Is A Closely Guarded Secret Every Farmer Must Know

And Take Full Advantage of. What is this secret?  

Fish Farming From Fingerlings To Table Size Invitation To Ten Days Video Boot Camp

Catfish Farming

Growing Catfish From Fingerlings to Table Size

Related Post That May Also Be Of Interest To You:

How Do I Prepare My Pond For Fish

The Secret Of Producing Thousands Of Catfish Fingerlings

What Do I Feed My Fish

Where I Can Buy My Fish Fingerlings

Principles of concrete pond/raceway construction

Fish Pond Design

How to select fish pond sites

Do you have suggestions on how to identify catfish? Feel free to share. 

 

 

25
Sep 13

Fish Demand In Nigeria

Fish Demand In Nigeria

Fish demand in Nigeria is on the increase

just as the demand for World supply of

Animal Protein has increased substantially

to sustain increased interest in Aquaculture

in recent years.

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Aquaculture in simple language is known as fish farming.

Today fish farming is making massive pace all over the world.

The demand for fish in Nigeria has increased from 1.2million metric tons

in 1989 to about 1.5million metric tons in 2006. The present local production

is only about 20% of the estimated yearly domestic consumption.

Indeed there is a long way to go, if very positive contributions and

good profit are to be made by fish farmers in Nigeria.

If you are to take the example of agricultural crop farmers,

the first-class farmers look after their crops carefully.

Even before planting, they make certain that the soil is well prepared.

High yield seed or seedlings are selected.

They irrigate their farm regularly and ensure weeds are removed.

Fertilizers are used to enhance production and they look

out for pests and diseases.

In short, it is conscientious work that produces a good harvest.

The same is true in farming fish.

Your fish is the crop while your pond is the field.

The wild or predatory fish are your weeds.

The animals and birds which attack your fish are your pests.

In other to be successful in fish farming, you must make adequate provision

for the needs of the fish. Where you don’t pay enough attention to your fish,

you will in all probability fail.

From experience, I have come to know that failures in fish farming in Nigeria

are due to lack of proper planning; experience, training and management

just mention a few reasons.

It is my strong believe that you will come out with better results

in catfish farming as you give it more focus.

This is because of its growth culture tolerance and rugged physical

characteristics when compared with other species of fish.

You will certainly be able to take advantage of the increase in demand

for fish in Nigeria; if you take advantage of our FREE Online Video Boot Camp on

fish farming from fingerlings to table size that is currently being offered in

conjunction with Mr. Fish (Israel Adediran).

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17
Sep 13

FISH FARMING THE PRIMITIVE WOMAN’S WAY

FISH FARMING

THE PRIMITIVE WOMAN’S WAY

It seems in retrospect the primitive woman did some fish farming in her time.

However, it never ceases to amaze me that many Nigerians and other people

from developing countries are still using her PRIMITIVE ways to breed and grow their fish.

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What are these techniques that are still being applied today?

In this post I will quickly mention a few of the techniques that are still being used today.

a) Some people still dig their Ponds arbitrarily to massive sizes without considering;

how to prevent enemies of fish farming like alligators, frogs, birds such as egrets and

even how to drain water when its time for harvest. predator

b) There are those who still catch their fingerlings from the wild river without

consideration for their state of health or age.

c) Some still stock fish at the rate of two fish per sqm when it is possible to

stock at the rate of 50-100 fish per sqm or even more.

d) They use left-over human food to feed the fishes instead of formulating Fish Pellets.

e) They don’t even attempt to grade the fish, as a result ends up with 10% or

less of the fish from an initial stock.

The above process is full of errors yet some modern day people still use

these obsolete practices.

Wouldn’t you think it’s time to do your fish farming the right way?

If your intention is to nurse your fish fingerlings from 10 grams to 1kg in 4-5months;

then you need to ensure that you don’t miss any of the series my posts that will follow this.

You can also take advantage of our FREE Online Video Boot Camp on

Fish farming from fingerlings to table size that is currently being offered

in conjunction with Mr. Fish (Israel Adediran).

Click Here To Book Your Seat Now.

The seats are filling up quickly; it is absolutely FREE.

The boot camp will free you from the primitive woman’s way of fish farming.

I can’t wait I want more details now.

Then click here GROWING CATFISH FROM FINGERLINGS TO TABLE SIZE (Fish Farming 1)

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Every Farmer Must Know And Take Full Advantage of. What is this secret?

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