Video credit: Mohamed Atta (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)
Vietnam has the lead in the production of striped catfish (Pangasius sp.) that is exported to over 100 countries. According to FAO statistics, about 1.3 million tons of Pangasius has been produced from aquaculture in 2018.
The culture of Pangasius is mainly practiced in cages, earthen ponds and to a lesser extent in pens.
The inserted video shows the feeding of Pangasius in a commercial fish pond where a small boat is used to spread the feed within the pond. The aggressive feeding is quite obvious as shown in the video. Typically, the stocking rate rages from 20-40 fish/m2, increasing to higher rates in intensive practices with a production of about 250-300 tons/ha/crop. On the average, Pangasius can reach 1.0 – 1.5 kg as an average size after 6 months which is an optimum size for the market.