Use of red wiggler worms in aquaponics in Egypt (Video)

Red wiggler worms (Eisenia fetida) are known by its vermicomposting efficiency for organic wastes. Through such action, the red wiggler has been recommended for aquaponics not only because of its vermicomposting efficiency but also because of its low cost as well as its growing easiness whether on the aquaponics project itself or acquired from specialized farms.

Introducing healthy worms in sufficient numbers to the media bed in aquaponics would improve the decomposition of organic wastes including fish waste accumulating in the media/substrate based grow beds and hence while lowering the waste accumulation will allow more nutrients to become available to the plant crops in the system. In the present video, the red wiggler worms are cultured in a separate small greenhouse annexed to the aquaponics project.

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