Culture of Dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) in Argentine – Video

Video credit: Herman Hennig (Argentina)

Review: Herman Hennig and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel)

Dorado in Argentina




The video was filmed in a fish farm located in Misiones Province, San Jose. The earthen pond shown in the video is about 3 ha whereas “dorado” (Salminus brasiliensis) is being cultured; fish feeding practice is shown in the video.

The excellent quality of its flesh along with reduced stocks in several South American river basins, places “dorado” as a species with the highest potential for fish farming especially the species is characterized by its high growth rate.

According to FAO statistics, there were no records on the production of dorado from aquaculture before 2010 whereas only one ton was produced followed by nil production and one ton again in 2011 and 2012 respectively. However, the emerging interest in the culture of dorado could be reflected in the increase of its production in 2013 (19 tons) and in 2014 (20 tons). Being a piscivorous species, a protein-rich diet would be needed for the culture of the species.




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