Culture of red tilapia in a biofloc system in Colombia – Video

Video credit: Marleyi Acuna Torres (Colombia)

Review: Marleyi Acuna Torres and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)






This video was filmed in an aquaculture facility located in the north of Santander (Colombia). The project has an area of 3000 m2 where red tilapia is the cultured fish in a biofloc system.

The fingerlings of red tilapia with an average size of 0.5 g are stocked at a rate of 50 fingerlings/m2. After 6 months, fish are harvested with a harvestable size of about 350 g/fish. The project units allow the production of 4 tons of fish every 2 months. In addition to the biofloc, commercial feed is used in the project.

This particular project is financed by “Ibero-American Social Security Organization”- OISS to the key beneficiary as represented by the “APA association of Juan Frio” with the aim of supporting the victims of the armed conflicts. The project is technically managed by the APA association that provides also the training required to run the project.

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