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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.

Feb 02 2015

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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Feb 02 2015

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12290

Nov 06 2014

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12036

Sep 10 2014

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11668

Dec 03 2013

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=10058

Oct 19 2013

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=9603

Oct 15 2013

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=9556

Nov 27 2012

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=7540

Nov 03 2012

Culture of African catfish hybrid (Clarias sp.) in Thailand

Credit: Worawut Koedprang (Thailand) Description: Worawut Koedprang and Abdel Rahman El Gamal African catfish (Clarias sp.) is considered a key farmed species in Thailand. The hybrid catfish (Clarias macrocephalus – female X Clarias gariepinus – male) has been favored for aquaculture because of it high growth rate compared to parent species. While Clarias macrocephalus (left photo) is  native to Southeast …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=6945

Oct 17 2012

Innovative incubators for the eggs of African catfish in Egypt

Photo credit: Grace Charway (Ghana)         Information source: Ismael Radwan (Egypt)       Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal The two photos show an innovative incubator for the eggs of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). As shown in one of the two photos, the incubator (about 50×70 cm) is screened from the bottom and for …

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