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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The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

The effect is that if the size of the feed is smaller for the catfish size, it will cause feed wastage as the fishes will consume more than they would have consumed if given the right size of feed as smaller size of feed will not give them satisfaction on time. However, serving the fishes with bigger size of feed can choke them up in the throat and may lead to their death. There will be low consumption of feeds as swallowing will be affected. Therefore it is better to…

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The Sizes of Feeds to give Catfish at a Particular Age

The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

I want to assume that your catfish are juveniles. If yes, they will be around 6-8weeks of age. At this age, 2mm of imported feeds is recommended. As they keep growing and from experience, I have come to conclude with the sizes that correspond to their age especially if they are from good source and are responding well to their feeds. For instance: 2mm at 2months, 3mm at 3months, and 4mm at 4months etc. However, the type of feed should also be considered, for instance the size of 8mm coppens…

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The Quantity of Feed CatFish Eat at a Time

The Quantity of Feed Fishes Eat at a Time

The quantity of feed to feed your catfish at a time varies from time to time based on their age. The older they grow, the more the quantity of feed they take. Averagely, to reach 1 kg weight, it is expected that a fish would have consumed 1 kg of feed. Thus, to know the amount of feed to give at a time, you have to divide 1 kg of feed into the number of months you want to raise them and then spread it into each day bearing in…

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Recommended number of times to feed Catfishes daily

The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

Well this depends on how busy you are if you are the one feeding the catfishes yourself. However, feeding them three times in a day is ideal. Create a feeding time for them and adhere to it. In any case, if it will be anything less, feeding them less than 2 times a day will not bring out the best in them. So, in a nutshell, feed them for a minimum of 2-3 times per day and expect a better result but be careful not to overfeed or polute their…

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