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.

Nov 05 2011

Sex identification of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) female

The photo shows how female African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is identified based on the genital papilla (watch the reddish color of the papilla).  

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Sep 25 2011

Small-scale fish farming in Senegal (in French)

This project proposal addresses the small-scale fish farming in Senegal. The propsed location of the project is Tambacounda province. Farming and marketing of Nile tilapia and African catfish is the main objective of this proposed project. The rationality of this project in this specific location is based on the geographic distance from landing sites as …

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Sep 23 2011

Hatchery establishment for African catfish fry production in mukono district, Uganda

The current project targets the production of African catfish fingerlings starting by 850,000 and increasing in subsequent years. The project which will be located in Mukono district (Uganda) has identified the key physical requirements of land and equipment as well as human resources. Marketing strategy as planned ensures a continous supply of catfish fingerlings throughout …

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