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Category: Aquaculture

This collection of photos includes various farmed species of fin-fish, shell fish, seaweed and others as well as the farming practices carried out in many countries in the world

A type of eggs incubators used in the commercial hatcheries of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in Egypt

This photos hows a type of egg incubators used in the commercial hatcheries of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Because of the high cost of imported incubators, these incubators are locally made in Egypt especially in the light of high demand. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. …

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A model of incubators for tilapia eggs in Egyptian hatcheries

These type of incubators for tilapia eggs are in use in medium size and commercial hatcheries (Egypt) Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This will be appreciated.

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Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) in Egypt

The fry of this species are collected from the Mediterranean Sea. In regard to growth rate, flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) is showing highest growth rate among mullet species. Because of early collection of its fry in Egypt (September – December), it attains its market size with an average of 300-400 g in a single …

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Keeled mullet (Liza carinata) in Egypt

This species is found more in the Red Sea system due to its high tolerance to high salinity. The fry of keeled mullet (Liza carinata) are collected from collecting stations in Ismaelia and Suez. Even though the growth rate of keeled mullet is not high especially when compared to key mullet species, there is a …

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Collection of mullet fry in Egypt

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Mullet farming still depends on naturally collected fry whereas the artificial reproduction of mullet is carried out at experimental levels in Egypt. There are several stations where mullet fry are collected. Key mullet species are flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus), thin-lipped grey mullet (Liza ramada), and keeled …

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Spawning nests of mouth brooder tilapias

The photo shows a classic view of the spawning nests in earthen ponds for mouth brooder tilapia such as Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. The nest is built by the male while female joins where the spawning takes place before females incubates the fertilized eggs. If harvesting of tilapia fry is performed in these ponds, it …

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Yolk sac fry of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

The photo shows freshly hatched yolk sac fry of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Yolks provide the main nutrition to this early larval stage. The rate and duration of yolk consumption will be determined based on water temperature. Afterwards, yolk-sac fry will turn to swim-up fry. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to …

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Blue tilapia (Oreochromis auraeus)

Blue tilapia (Oreochromis auraeus) is a mouth brooder tilapia. Watch the blue nose and incomplete bands on the tail. This species is more tolerant to low water temperature than Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if …

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The use of air-lift technology in a tilapia hatchery (Egypt)

The use of air lift technology in a tilapia hatchery (Egypt). This is a reliable means in maintaining water current during egg incubation and early nursing. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or …

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Embryonic development of tilapia (eyed stage)

Eyed stage is an advanced stage of embryonic development. Hatching will largely depend on water temperature. Note that because tilapia eggs are opaque, a special arrangement will be required to enable seeing through eggs.  Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us …

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