How to Identify and Treat Diseases on your Fish Farm

Things to do to make your catfish grow faster within a short period of time

It is possible for your fish not to have any disease. However, this is only possible if you take every precaution at preventing fish diseases which include adequate and proper feeding, good water maintenance and prevention of stressful conditions. Like humans and other animals, fish suffer from diseases and parasites. Fish defences against disease are specific and non-specific. Non-specific defences include skin and scales, as well as the mucus layer secreted by the epidermis that traps microorganisms and inhibits their growth. If pathogens breach these defences, fish can develop inflammatory…

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The Possible Market Outlet for Table Fishes

Introduction to Fish Farming

Fishes can be sold to the middle women and men that will re-sell; it can also be sold to restaurants and pepper soup joints. Arrangements can be made with big eateries where continental dishes are served. Importation is also a possibility depending on the capacity of your fish farm. In a nutshell, fish is consumed by the vast majority and you are sure of having your fish disposed anytime they are ready for sell. It is also advisable that some fish farmers associations within your localities for possible linking with…

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Introduction to Fish Farming

Introduction to Fish Farming

Fish farming is known as pisciculture in the academic world. It is a form of aquaculture involving the farming of aquatic organisms like fish, crustaceans, mollusks and aquatic plants. Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in ponds, tanks or enclosures. Alternatively, Fish farming can also be refered to as the commercial production of fish in an enclosure or, when located in a body of freshwater or marine water, in an area that is penned off from the surrounding water by cages or open nets. There are hundreds of species of…

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Importance and Method of Sorting Catfishes

Things to do to make your catfish grow faster within a short period of time

In the course of raising fish whatever feed you give them and no matter your kind of management, fish are not likely to row at the same rate. Some will definitely grow faster than the other thus becoming bigger. Catfishes of the family Clariidae, known as “Tarwada” in Hausa language, “Kumudu” in Kanuri and “Gbotongo” in Fulfulde languages, comprise the most commonly cultivated in Nigeria. The growth of Aquacultures rising in Nigeria and other countries at the expense of catfish now is largely being boosted. Fishes, especially, catfish (Clarias gariepinus)…

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How to manage waste from a fish farm to avoid causing nuisance to the neighborhood

Introduction to Fish Farming

Fish farming especially on concrete pond will become a nuisance to the neighborhood when the water being released from the pond is producing odor. Also, if the water from the pond is making the environment water-logged, it can become a nuisance and can cause unnecessary quarrel and misunderstandings in the neighborhood. To prevent your fish farm from becoming a nuisance, your farm must be we panned from construction stage so that the water-way will lead directly to a stream or somewhere that will not affect your neighborhood. Also you must…

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25 Uses of Fish and Fish Products (Updated)

20 Uses of Fish and Fish Products (Updated)

Fish and fish products are consumed as food all over the world and it is a good source of animal protein. Fish and other aquatic organisms have been of a great importance to man in so many ways like we are going to discuss about below. Products made from fish and fish processing waste are major sources of high-protein ingredients used by the animal feed and pet food industry, and of fish oil used for both human and animal consumption. Today, fish provides more than one billion poor people with…

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How to Market your Matured Fishes for Profit

How to Market your Matured Fishes for Profit

I have all the resources to do fish farming and I am highly interested, but marketing and them when they reach maturity is my fear. How do I solve this? I am happy that you are interested and you have the necessary resource then marketing is not a problem at all. As a beginner, all you need do is to start small, associate with those who have been in the business before and always carry your consultant along. All these will link you up with available marketing your fish most…

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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Fish Farming Business

Factors to Consider Before Starting a Fish Farming Business

Fish Farming is one of the main aquaculture farming practices of most farmers across the globe prefer because it is profitable and creates a better business opportunity. Making money in fish farming is easy but with a price! You have to be exceptionally careful when starting a fish farm and follow the right procedure which will make you succeed. Factors to consider before starting a fish farming business include all the circumstances, details, facts, determinants and influences that contribute to successful fish farming. Whether you are already into fish farming…

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An Estimate on the Cost of Raising 1,000 Fishes to Market Size

Introduction to Fish Farming

The estimate of how much you will spend on 1,000 fishes depends on so many factors. These include the type housing (whether concrete or earthen pond) the type of feeds used (whether important or local) and feeding and all other management procedures. It also depend on the size you want them to reach before harvesting them. However for them to reach an average weight 1kg,you are likely to have spent between 150 and 200 per fish, so, you can multiply this by number of fish you want to produce so…

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Factors to Consider when Selcting your Fish Farming Site

Factors to Consider when Selcting your Fish Farming Site

I want to buy a swampy area mainly for fish farming. What will you advise that I consider before buying it? It is not all swampy area that will support fish farming during dry season. Some are swampy only in rainy season and as such, may not be the best for fish farming unless you don’t want to be an all year round farmer, So be sure of the state of that land. Also, the security of the area, how easy will it be for water to flow to. you…

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