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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.

Display of live catfish in traditional fish markets in Egypt

Photo credit: Marcelin Ngatcham (Cameroon)     Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Fish displayed and sold in Egyptian fish markets are mostly on ice. In the past few years, there is a tendency for the sale of live tilapia from aquaculture especially higher prices has been achieved for live fish. In regard to …

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Tank culture of African catfish in Egypt – Video

Video credit: Charles Bernard Makuya (Malawi) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video shows the feeding of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus when intensively grown in concrete tanks in Egypt. The aggressive feeding of stocked catfish is quite obvious as the floating pellets were picked-up within seconds. Added to that, the …

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Use of decapsulated Artemia for direct feeding to African catfish in Kenya – Video

This video was filmed in a Kenyan fish farm where different aquaculture activities on several species are taking place including tilapia, catfish, and ornamental fish. This video shows the feeding during the larval nursing of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. As shown, the food provided is decapsulated artemia cysts. The nutritional value of the decapsulated artemia …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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