Feasibility Study on Standard Catfish Farming using Nigeria as a Case Study

Feasibility Study on Standard Catfish Farming using Nigeria as a Case Study

This feasibility study prepared for a catfish farm capacity of 10,000 and juvenile catfish where to be stocked. The expenses from pond construction to marketing is considered. The farm is to have 10 concrete ponds of flow through system and each pond is to contains 1,000 stocked catfish. Cost of Constructing Each Pond is as Follows:Each pond is 3m x 2.5m by 1.4m, each pond consumes 210 blocks and each bag of cement for 30 blocks. Hence 210 x 10 = 2,100 blocks. 2,100/30 = 70 bags of cement needed.…

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I know a place where many earthen ponds have been dug with the aim of renting it to people.is it advisable for me to rent one? Find out

According to your question, it means many of you will have ponds on the same parcel of land. Well, as good as the idea seems the major problem you are going to face there is that of insecurity because making provision for security in such a setting will be too cumbersome. Some of the farmer may also be thieves. From similar experience, it doesn’t work out. The only counsel I can give is that if it is possible for you or at most two of you to rent the whole…

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I have been feeding my fish for the past four months but they never developed, what do you think is responsible for this?

Many things could be responsible, it could be that you are not feeding them properly, the quality of the feed may be poor, and your water management may be defective. Also very importantly, it may be as result of hatchery problem or that the breed in question is not that which will develop well no matter what it is fed with. How do I solve this problem and then prevent such an occurrence? You have to check up with all the possible causes enumerated above and know which one is…

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Find out how long it takes fingerlings to reach Table Size

The time it will take fingerlings to reach table size depends on your feeding, housing and every other management procedures put in place. If properly managed, your fish should be ready for table after six months. Meanwhile this also depends on the weight you are targeting for your fish. If they are well fed, they should reach an average of 1kg within the 6months.

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Fisheries given a solution to overharvesting

 There are fewer fish in the sea literally. Consumer demand and inadequate scientific information has led to overharvesting, reducing fish species and fish stocks around the world. But University of Guelph researchers have identified a possible solution. They have developed a model that allows fisheries to net enough to meet rising consumer demand while ensuring adequate income and replenishment of natural stocks. The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We know fish are getting rarer,” said John Fryxell, a U of G integrative biology professor…

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The Recommended Feeding Levels, Table and Feed Measurement for Catfish at a given Water temperature of 27-28°C

These are the recommended feeding levels for Catfish fast growth; Parameters affecting levels are e.g. farming location, fish density, feeding frequency, farmer experience, farming system (semi-intensive, intensive), age and size of the fish, temperature and oxygen levels of the water, water turbidity and others. This feeding table serves as a guideline and the actual amount of feed applied, however, remains the farmer’s responsibility.  Below is a table of the recommended feeding levels per gram of feed, per fish, per day, at a given water temperature of 27-28°C according to the…

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Concrete Pond Management: Steps to take before introducing the Fish in the Water

On my last article, we discussed about the steps to take before putting the fish into the water after constructing your earthen pond. Here we will discuss about the steps to be taken before introducing the fish in water in a concrete pond also. After constructing your concrete pond, the first step is to wash the pond thoroughly with detergent and a lot of water. This is to make the pond free of toxins from the cement used in plastering the walls. After washing, you can pump in water into…

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The Best Source of Water for Fishes in Concrete Ponds

Most fish farmers often want to know what source of water that is best for the fish in a concrete tank. Well any source of water (rain, well, tap, borehole etc.) is good for your fishes as long as they are free of chemicals and microbes. This means that the water to be used should not be treated with any chemical because the chemical can kill the fish and microbes will also introduce diseases to the fish pond. See also: Number of Blocks Required to Rise above Ground Level in…

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“Earthen Pond vs Concrete Pond” Which one is your Recommendation?

Base on Recommendation for you: then you need to consider all the advantages and disadvantages of each of the types and then decide on which type is more suitable for you with regards to the level of fish farm you want to embark on. If you know you don’t have access to a swampy area, then automatically go for a concrete pond. The cost of digging an earthen pond and those of constructing its concrete pond equivalence is almost the same so none is better than the other on the…

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The Ideal depth of an Earthen Fish Pond

Ideally, where your earthen pond is located should be a swampy area such that you don’t dig too deeply before reaching water source. Earthen pond is not supposed to be deeper than 4feet. The deeper the pond is, the more difficult it is to manage the pond, for example: if it is deeper than 4feet before you can get sufficient water, the pond is not likely to supply enough water for your fish farm. Therefore how deep you will dig before getting water must be known before deciding on the…

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