Category Archive: 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.

Dec 30 2015

Aggressive feeding outside water by catfish – Video

Video credit: Hai DO Xuan (Vietnam) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) Source: www.fishconsult.org       This short video which was filmed in Vietnam shows how African catfish are temporarily leaving pond water trying aggressively to capture feed pellets which could be accidently dropped out of water. One can easily …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13064

Oct 29 2015

Intensive pond culture of African catfish in Cameroon – Video

Video credit: Domwa Mathieu (Cameroon) Review: Domwa Mathieu and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)       The video was filmed in a private fish farm located in Lagdo, Nord region (Garoua). The farm which has 23 earthen ponds contributes to the promotion plan for the culture of African catfish (Clarias …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12961

Sep 13 2015

Consumption of dried fish “Kajake” in Sudan

Credit: Mai Tawfig Ahmed and Gamal Ibrahim Hamid (Sudan) Supplemented by: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       In Sudan, about 70% of fin fish is consumed fresh while 25% is consumed sun-dried leaving about 5% of total fish consumed wet salted. The inserted picture shows dried catfish which is mostly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12911

Jun 29 2015

African catfish in Brazil – 33-min Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org Video credit: Juan Martin Canturin Garcia (Peru) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel and website) African catfish, Clarias gariepinus was introduced from Africa to Brazil for aquaculture in 1986. However, the meat of catfish was not accepted well among consumers and hence the farming of the species is limited …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12752

May 14 2015

Intensive Aquaculture project for African catfish and tilapia in Congo

Credit: Philippe Bounzeki (bPh Agricole – Congo)                   The photos show an intensive aquaculture project in Congo. In this project, the work started in the hatchery in November 2013 ending in April 2014. This project consists of the following components: – A 70 plastic/fiber hatchery incubators of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12613

May 14 2015

Projet d’aquaculture intensive pour poisson-chat africain et le tilapia au Congo – In French

Credit: Philippe Bounzeki (bPh Agricole – Congo)                     Les travaux du premier module d’écloserie débutés en novembre 2013 ont pris fin en avril 2014. Ce module dès lors opérationnel est composé essentiellement: – d’une unité larvaire de 70 incubateurs de 50 litres chacun en fibre plastique, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12620

Mar 22 2015

African catfish from a Dutch hatchery to Nigerian farms (Video)

Video credit: Ahmed Zaki (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) This video was filmed in one of African catfish hatcheries in the Netherlands where the fingerlings of African catch, (Clarias gariepinus) are produced. According to the scattered advertisements, the average size of produced fingerlings is of bout 8-10 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12481

Feb 23 2015

Development of communal aquaculture in Malawi

Credit: Carolyn Madalo Chinguo  (Malawi)         The inserted picture shows persons carrying live fingerlings in plastic bags. The oxygen added would ensure a safe arrival of transported fish until reaching the fish ponds. The persons belong to the communities that received free fingerlings for their communal fish ponds and they were rushing to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12428

Feb 02 2015

Piégeage poisson-chat africain dans une zone rurale au Gabon (en français)

Charles Ibinga Maganga (Gabon) Cette image montre la récolte de poisson-chat africain (Clarias gariepinus), récoltés par les femmes dans la vallée du Ntem à Minvoul (ville rurale, au nord du Gabon). Ces silures (poissons-chats) sont péchés avec des pièges à poissons (panier conique fait à l’aide des roseaux pour les eaux peu profondes) lors des …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12293

Feb 02 2015

Trapping African catfish in a rural area in Gabon

Charles Ibinga Maganga (Gabon)   This picture shows the harvest of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus by women in the Team Valley Minvoul (rural town in northern Gabon). These catfish are caught with fish traps (conical basket made with reeds for shallow water) during periods of upwelling in the early rainy season.

Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12290

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