Thursday, July 18, 2024

Feeding Methods for a Small Tilapia Fish Farm

As a tilapia fish farmer, you can start your tilapia fish farming business on a small scale (small tilapia fish farm) and grow gradually as you progress. The average survival of the fish was determined by 99%.

The growth of tilapia fish will be around 960 grams per organism. To achieve this result, the researchers modified feeding the microorganisms—the amount of food determined by the percentage of biomass.

Our recommendation is to give a balanced feed to the fish. This should be floating composed. It is flours of vegetable origin. It can be soy, corn, wheat-soybean oil and fish, vitamins, and minerals.

This is the deal:

As the fish increase in size, the level of protein in the food decreases. This is going from 38% for small fish to 24% for commercial size fish.

For an entrepreneur, the best seasons of harvest and commercialization are Lent and Holy Week. Aquaculture production should increase by 40% by 2030.

Make an Appropriate Food ratio

The diet should contain containing vitamins and minerals. On the commercial farm, you can buy or make pellet diets. The feeding is the main cost.

There are several types of balanced foods. That can be used during the cultivation. Initiating food for 1-to 25-gram fish is expensive. The food must contain 32 to 36 percent protein. It is close to $0.060 per kilo.

The rest of the food consumed costs around $0.50. The feed for larger tilapia should contain 28 to 32 percent protein.

Therefore, the average cost during the whole tilapia farming is about $0.65 to $0.72. 

Other costs can also add up, depending on the labor and transportation. The selling price varies from $.90 to 2.60 cents per fish. While the per kg value will be $2.20 to $6.60. 

Initial Stage Feeding Tips

Dosage of food application – up to satiety.

Food application – 3 times a day.

The water quality of this tank is maintained by regularly changing the cold freshwater.

During their stay in the transient tank, the small fry is counted and transferred to the Pond.

If you want to place the fry in Hapa;

Hapa is a cage-like, rectangular, or square net impoundment placed in a pond for holding fish for various purposes.

Hapa Size – Length 8 m x Width 2.5 m x 0.75 m.

Feengerling per hapa – 2000 / cubic meter.

Food application level – 20-50% of body weight.

Food should be applied 4-6 times a day.

Duration of feeding hormone mixed food – 18-21 days.

By changing the water regularly, the water quality of the nursery hopper in the pond is maintained (temperature 24-296 Celsius).

Estimated feed required:

The most crucial matter to growing tilapia fish is the balanced feed. It is estimated that about 1.7 kilograms of food produce a kilogram of meat. For every hundred Tilapia it needs 170kg of feed. Theoretically, the standard 100 fish weight is about 50-55kg.


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