Spawning readiness of African catfish females – Video

Video credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) – Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

This short video shows a typical process carried out to checking process of the females of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). This selection process is carried out towards successful spawning whether natural or artificial spawning. Two specimens have been checked in the video whereas the last one shows higher degree of readiness as eggs showed up at the reddish genital papilla under slight pressure on the swollen abdomen. The less ready females as the case with all species should be given enough time until reaching the ready-to-spawn stage.

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