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Category: Tilapia

Sexual maturation, embryonic development, hatchery technologies, all-male production, over-wintering, farming systems whether in monoculture, polyculture or integration. The farming facilities are covered including earthen ponds and cages. Because Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is widely cultured worldwide, large number of posts addressed this species. However, other tilapia species are also addressed. The reproduction and seed production of tilapia are covered including sexual maturation, embryonic development, hatchery technologies, all-male production of tilapia fry are all covered. This category includes also some posts on the post-harvest practices.

Cage culture of tilapia in Ghana

Photos’ credit: Francis Xedagbui (Ghana) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photos show the harvest of caged tilapia and show also a group of women while processing (gutting) the harvested fish in a nearby boat. In fact, the owner of the cages (Francis), participated in a 3-month training course held …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15329

Promoting the integration of agricultural crops with aquaculture in Madagascar

Photos’ credit: Marcel Jean Adavelo (Madagascar) – Review: Marcel Jean Adavelo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted pictures show different models of integration between tilapia-based fish farming and different agriculture systems including –as shown in the pictures- vegetables, corn, gardens and others. Typically, proper integration enhances the productivity whether in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15315

Culture of all-male tilapia in Senegal

Photos’ credit: Jean-Marie Sambou (Senegal) Description: Jean Marie   and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photos show the production and distribution of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings in Senegal. Typically, all-male tilapia is produced via hormonal treatment using 17-alpha methyl testosterone. The pictures have been taken in a private tilapia hatchery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15308

Aquaponics in Ukraine

Photo credit: Tamara Dombrovska (Ukraine) Description: Tamara Dombrovska and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows a part of an aquaponics in Ukraine. The project is located at Vasylkiv city (30 km from Kiev). The aquaculture recirculating system hosts tilapia and African catfish; both species have been imported from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15258

Cage culture of tilapia in Madagascar

Photo credit:Marcel Jean Adavelo (Madagascar) –   Review:Marcel Jean Adavelo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows the culture of tilapia in cages in Boeny Region, situated in the Northwestern side of Madagascar. The target of this experimental unit is to collect the necessary information needed before promoting cage culture …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15237

Status of red tilapia in Egyptian aquaculture – Video

This video has been compiled of four parts that have been filmed in four aquaculture projects in Egypt. Identified parts are credited to Marx Perfecto C. Garcia (Philippines) and Sherif Sadek (Egypt). The below review is my personal opinion (Abdel Rahman El Gamal – Founder the video channel) The introduction of red tilapia into Egypt …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15199

Installation of liners in fish ponds in Kenya

Photo credit: Mercy Maiyo (Kenya) Description: Mercy Maiyo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The photos show the lining process in fish ponds located in Nairobi County (Kenya). The pond shown in the picture is 150 m2. The lining is a valid approach whenever the pond soil is not naturally holding water. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15189

Tilapia aquaculture in Guatemala

Photo credit: Andria Melissa Ochoa Rodas (Guatemala) Description: Andria Melissa Ochoa Rodas and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows an earthen pond while prepared for tilapia culture. The pond is in Escuintla which is located in south central Guatemala. As shown in the picture, heavy machinery are used in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15168

Tilapia zillii – unwanted in fish ponds but highly demanded in markets in Egypt

Photo credit: Suzan Alfred and Mekki Zakaria (Sudan) – Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows a batch of fish ready for the market. The traditional basket has mainly two fish groups; soles and green tilapia (Tilapia zillii). Whether caught from natural resources such as lakes (like the attached …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15153

Removing the premaxilla of tilapia males

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The removal of the premaxilla of bone of the upper lip of tilapia males goes back to the late 1970s. The purpose of such practice is to reduce the aggressive behavior of tilapia males and hence reduce the possible injuries and/or mortality of females during the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15144

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