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Category: African catfish

These posts provides variety of information on African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. The artificial reproduction of the species is addressed including the sexing of broodstock, extraction of the pituitary gland, hormonal injection, ovulation, stripping, egg fertilization, and incubation. The nursing of catfish fry is covered. Also, the natural spawning is included. The farming systems of African catfish is covered.

African catfish from a Dutch hatchery to Nigerian farms (Video)

Video credit: Ahmed Zaki (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) This video was filmed in one of African catfish hatcheries in the Netherlands where the fingerlings of African catch, (Clarias gariepinus) are produced. According to the scattered advertisements, the average size of produced fingerlings is of bout 8-10 …

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Development of communal aquaculture in Malawi

Credit: Carolyn Madalo Chinguo  (Malawi)         The inserted picture shows persons carrying live fingerlings in plastic bags. The oxygen added would ensure a safe arrival of transported fish until reaching the fish ponds. The persons belong to the communities that received free fingerlings for their communal fish ponds and they were rushing to …

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Piégeage poisson-chat africain dans une zone rurale au Gabon (en français)

Charles Ibinga Maganga (Gabon) Cette image montre la récolte de poisson-chat africain (Clarias gariepinus), récoltés par les femmes dans la vallée du Ntem à Minvoul (ville rurale, au nord du Gabon). Ces silures (poissons-chats) sont péchés avec des pièges à poissons (panier conique fait à l’aide des roseaux pour les eaux peu profondes) lors des …

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Trapping African catfish in a rural area in Gabon

Charles Ibinga Maganga (Gabon)   This picture shows the harvest of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus by women in the Team Valley Minvoul (rural town in northern Gabon). These catfish are caught with fish traps (conical basket made with reeds for shallow water) during periods of upwelling in the early rainy season.

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African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Brazil (Introduction and ecological impacts)- Video

Video credit:Juan Martin Canturin Garcia (Peru) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel and website) African catfish, Clarias gariepinuswas introduced from Africa to Brazil for aquaculture in 1986. However, the meat of catfish was not accepted well among consumers and hence the farming of the species is limited and its commercial farming …

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Harvest of African catfish is not that easy – Video

Video Credit: Carolyn M. Chinguo (Malawi) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel and website)   The ability of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to burrow in mud in addition to their slippery shape as well as their ability to move on their pectoral fins (walking catfish) makes their harvest in earthen pond …

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Artificial reproduction of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Burundi

Credit: Alain Murekambanze (Burundi) The photos show most of the artificial spawning of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) as carried out in Kunagura Ubworozi (Burundi). The typical practices of artificial catfish –whether shown in the photos or not- include the selection of broodstock, administration of the pituitary gland extract, ovulation and egg fertilization, incubation and hatching. If …

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Artificial reproduction of African catfish (from hormonal injection till hatching) – Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) This 8-min video addresses the sequence of the artificial reproduction of African catfish (Clarias gareipinus). The process starts with the hormonal induction of catfish brood fish using the extract of catfish pituitary gland. Afterwards, a female catfish is stripped upon ovulation …

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Culture of African catfish, Clarias garipinus in Sudan

Credit: Elsadig Arbab (Sudan) The two photos show the culture of African catfish, Clarias garipinus that represents the main cultured species in a fish farm in Sudan. The stocking rate of fingerlings is 7 pieces/m2 whereas fingerlings are either collected from the wild or from hatchery-produced fry through induced breeding. The average initial weight upon stocking …

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Tank culture of African catfish, in a commercial fish farm in Cross River State, Nigeria

Credit: Mfon Dominic Archibong (Nigeria) The two photos show a commercial fish farm for African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. The farm is located fish at Cross River State which is a coastal state in Nigeria. The production units are 30 Gee pee plastic tanks. Catfish fingerlings are stocked at the rate of 300/tank. In this system, …

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