Category Archive: Farming systems and practices

This category includes various aquaculture systems and facilities such as earthen ponds, tanks, cages, pens, raceways and others. The farming practices are also covered including integration, rotation, pond preparation, sampling, harvesting, fertilization, aeration, post-harvest and others.

Jan 14 2017

Adding iron to aquaponics

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Iron deficiency is common in aquaponic system and may lead to several adverse effects on the plants which turn pale and yellow as the iron deficiency compromises the plants ability to make chlorophyll. Iron deficiency could be detected through visual inspection. In new plant …

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Sep 16 2016

Cage culture of grass carp in China

Photo credit: Jean-Marie Manirambona (Burundi) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Intensive culture of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in China is practiced in several types including cages in open waters as shown in the inserted picture (governmental facility). Grass carp could be the only species stocked or the major species …

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Aug 25 2016

Integrated fish-geese culture in Tanzania (Video)

Video credit: Emmanuel Godfrey Maneno and Mashaka Shabani Kapagalla (Tanzania) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   The farm shown in the video is located in Malela Mukuranga (Said Farm). The birds shown in this video have been brought from a private farm. African catfish and Nile tilapia are the two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13489

Aug 20 2016

Indonesia rice-fish farming (Video)

Video ownership: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     Rice-fish farming has a long history in Indonesia and is believed to go back to the mid-1800s. This technique has been found good for both the fish and the rice leading to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13479

Aug 16 2016

Cage culture of tilapia in West Java, Indonesia

Photos’ credit: Jean-Marie Manirambona (Burundi) Review: Jean-Marie Manirambona and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted pictures show a private tilapia cage farm in West Java. Tilapia which is not native to Indonesia has been introduced to Indonesia from Taiwan, Thailand, and Philippines and turned popular among fish farmers and …

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Aug 11 2016

Integrated fish-chicken in Tanzania

Photo credit: Emmanuel Godfrey and Mashaka (Tanzania) Review:  Emmanuel Godfrey, Mashaka Shabani, Hamady Makorwa and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   The inserted picture shows an integrated farm located at Morogoro, Mkuranga  District (East coast of Tanzania) in where chicken and fish are integrated. All-male tilapia and African catfish are the species …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13455

Jul 31 2016

Culture of “Mola” in rice fields in Bangladesh

Photos’ credit: World Fish Center Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       Mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) is a small indigenous fish that do exist in household ponds and natural waters in Bangladesh. In addition to its content of animal protein, mola is rich in vitamin A (20 times higher than commonly …

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Jul 25 2016

Desert recirculating farming system of Nile tilapia in integration with agriculture in Egypt – Video

Video credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   This one-greenhouse farm is located in Nubaria (Egypt).  The size of the greenhouse tank is 8×30 meters with a depth of 60 cm making a volume of about 200 m3 of water.  The tank is furnished with a harvest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13420

Jun 13 2016

Aquaponic Manual (in Spanish)

Credit: Edwin Gómez Ramírez (Colombia) The authors consider the attached manual a basic one and hope the beginners in aquaponic technology can find useful information in this manual. [gview file=”http://fishconsult.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Aquaponic-manual-in-Spanish.pdf”]    

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May 13 2016

Cage culture of tilapia in Lake Manure (Vanuatu)

Photo credit: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       The inserted photo shows the floating cages of tilapia in Lake Manure (Vanuatu). The original stock of tilapia has been imported from Fiji where subsequent fry importation of red tilapia hybrids came from Thailand in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13319

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