Culture of marble rabbit fish (Siganus rivulatus) in shrimp ponds in Egypt

Photo credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt)

Review: Sherif Sadek and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)



The inserted photo shows samples of marble rabbit fish (Siganus rivulatus) cultured in a marine shrimp farm located in the Diba Triangle Zone (Egypt). The purpose of incorporating the rabbit fish which has been stocked around 2 fish/m2 in is to control the macro-algae in shrimp ponds especially the species is a largely herbivorous fish. It seems the growth rate of the fish is satisfactory even in the high salinity in the area. The natural range of the species includes the Red Sea from which it found its way through Suez Canal and established itself in the Mediterranean Sea.

Note: Other common names of the species include rivulated rabbitfish and surf parrotfish



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