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Category: African catfish

These posts provides variety of information on African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. The artificial reproduction of the species is addressed including the sexing of broodstock, extraction of the pituitary gland, hormonal injection, ovulation, stripping, egg fertilization, and incubation. The nursing of catfish fry is covered. Also, the natural spawning is included. The farming systems of African catfish is covered.

Tilapia and catfish smoking in Nigeria

Photos’ credit: Hassan Shettima Modu (Nigeria) Description:  Hassan Shettima Modu and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The photos show a type of fish smokers used to produced tilapia and African catfish. The consumer preference for smoked fish is high due to its taste, color and texture. The smoker shown in the pictures …

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Saving and not killing the African catfish males through the ablation of testes

Photos’ credit: Mouhamed Hosni Kouotou (Cameroon) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website/FB page) Because the testes of the males of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) are situated in the dorsal part of the abdominal cavity, and because of the anatomy of the species and the presence of the seminal vesicle and internal organs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14683

Integrated fish-duck farming in Tanzania (Video)

The inserted video was filmed in a fish farm located in Kibisho (Kilimanjaro – Tanzania). Different types of integration are practiced on the farm including aquaculture-agriculture and aquaculture-duck production. The present video shows the fish-duck integration. The farm keeps two local strains of ducks which are reproduced on the farm through an incubator (not shown …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14610

Small-scale aquaculture in Malawi

Photo credit: Spriano Mpango and Thokozire Gwaza (Malawi) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows the digging of a small fish pond by a group of women in Malawi. In fact, there have been several programs in Malawi which are supported by the government as well as by NGOs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14518

Production of African catfish fingerlings at Mwamapuli Aquaculture Development Centre (Tanzania)

Photo credit: Lucka Paschal and Erick Kiiza (Tanzania) Review: Lucka Paschal – Erick Kiiza (Tanzania) and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted picture was taken in Mwamapuli Aquaculture Development Centre which is a governmental center located in Tabora Region at Lgunga District. The picture shows the harvesting of African …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14178

Farming of tilapia and African catfish in irrigation ponds in Algeria

Photo credit: Gabriel de Labra (Spain) Review: Gabriel de Labra and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted photo was taken in the area of In Salah, in the middle of Algeria. The small concrete pond shown in the photo is a typical irrigation tank which is currently used for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14072

Save a male – African catfish

Image credit: FAO Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   Unlike many fish species, African catfish males (Clarias gariepinus) –for anatomical features- do not release sperm under abdominal massage after treatment with hormones. Instead, males are sacrificed, opened, and testes are removed out of the abdomen and squeezed to release the milt …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13980

Reducing Cannibalism among African catfish fry by grading- Video

  Video credit: Charles Bernard Makuya (Malawi) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)       Cannibalism is a common phenomenon which starts early in the life of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) and usually causes significant losses. The phenomenon of cannibalism is encouraged by some environmental factors such as insufficient food, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13838

زراعة أسماك البلطي والقراميط (القط) بولاية ورقلة فى الجزائر

Photo’s credit: Naim Belakri (Algeria) Review: Naim Belakri and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       تشير الصورة إلى مزرعة تقع فى ولاية ورقلة فى الجنوب الشرقى للجزائر والتى فيها يتم زراعة أسماك البلطى والقراميط (القط). تم استيراد البلطى النيلى من مصر بينما البلطى الأحمر هو نتاج هجين محلى. أما أسماك …

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Culture of Nile tilapia and African catfish in the province of Ouargla (Algeria)

Photo credit: Naim Belakri (Algeria) Review:  Naim Belakri and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted picture belongs to a fish farm located in Ouargla Province in the southeast of Algeria where the culture of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) takes place. Nile tilapia stocks were …

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