Maggot Feeding: Can I feed my fish only on maggots?

Maggot Feeding: Can I feed my fish only on maggots?

Feeding your fish only on maggots will not give them all the necessary classes of feed, especially energy needed to gain weight will be lacking. Most of the time, fish fed on maggots only will look big but will not have corresponding weight. Fishing enthusiasts may wonder if the maggots they use as bait would be suitable to feed their aquarium fish. The answer is yes! Maggots should not be the primary food for your aquarium fish, but they make an excellent supplement. Remember fish are sold on the basis…

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Coccidiosis Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Coccidiosis Disease is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. The disease spreads from one animal to another by contact with infected feces or ingestion of infected tissue. Diarrhea, which may become bloody in severe cases, is the primary symptom. Most animals infected with coccidia are asymptomatic, but young or immunocompromised animals may suffer severe symptoms and death. While coccidia can infect a wide variety of animals, including humans, birds, and livestock, they are usually species-specific. One well-known exception is toxoplasmosis caused by Toxoplasma…

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Newcastle Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Newcastle disease has for several years been recognized as a leading cause of loss to poultry farmers, it’s deadly to birds. In laying birds, Newcastle disease may cause a temporary stoppage of egg production lasting 4-6weeks. It is one of the major diseases of poultry, present in almost every country in the world and causing economic losses because of high levels of mortality, decreased production and trading embargos. Newcastle Disease is a highly contagious viral infection that affects many species of domestic and wild birds to varying degrees. Domestic fowl, turkeys, pigeons and…

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Gumboro Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Gumboro Disease in Poultry: Symptoms and Prevention

Gumboro Disease also known as Infectious bursal disease (IBD) threatens poultry farmers mostly because it is a killer type of disease. It is an acute infectious disease that is common with chicks of 3-6 weeks old. Gumboro disease disturbs the growth of broilers in most severe manners. Symptoms: Birds infected with Gumboro disease would not be able to feed well and start to pass out watery whitish diarrhea. The feathers would become ruffled and appear very sluggish. Prevention:  To prevent the outbreak of Gumboro disease, you must make sure that…

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How to know if your Catfishes are Underfed or Overfed

How to know if your Catfishes are Underfed or Overfed

To know if your catfishes are underfed, you need to regularly observe their weight gain. Underfed fishes will always fail to develop well. Also, observe how they rush feed each time they are fed. In addition, unequal sizes and cannibalism are common occurrences with underfed fish. Diseases are also not far from them and which may at times lead to their death. The common occurrences with overfeeding include water contamination; this is because the excess feed will lead to excess waste production. Also, you will always found feed remnants on…

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Home-made Catfish Feed Vs Bagged Feed, Find out the Best

Home-made Catfish Feed Vs Bagged Feed, Find out the Best

Well I will personally advise that you prepare your own catfish feed using your own feed formula and compound it yourself rather than buying those that are already prepared in the feed mills. The reason is because preparing the feed yourself will give you the complete knowledge of what you are giving to your fishes. Also in case there is any need to change the formula at any time then you will be to do that with ease. Although most of the time compounding it yourself could be a little…

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Tomato Russet Mite: Symptoms and Control

Tomato Russet Mite

The tomato russet mite (Aculops lycopersici, also referred to as Vasates lycopersici, Vasates destructor and Phyllocoptes destructor in older publications) belongs to the family Eriophyidae. It does not produce galls but lives freely (vagrant) on tomato plants. Aculops lycopersici was detected for the first time in Australia and is a pest in tomatoes in all areas where they are grown. Other members of the plant family Solanaceae may be affected to a lesser extent. Preferred Scientific Name Aculops lycopersici (Tryon, 1917) Preferred Common Name tomato russet mite Other Scientific Names…

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Different Varieties of European Eggplant and their Characteristics

Different Varieties of European Eggplant and their Characteristics

Eggplant is a member of the Solanaceae, or nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, peppers and potatoes, eggplant is thought to be a native of India where it grows wild as a perennial. Many of us are familiar with the most common eggplant variety, Solanum melongena, but there are a plethora of eggplant types available. Botanical name: Solanum melongena European Eggplant is a hardly species that can be grown all year round in tropical areas. It needs good irrigation management and rigorous control of nitrogen fertilization (to make fruit setting easier)…

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