Video credit: Sandra Sanchez (Colombia) Description: Sandra Sanchez and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)
The inserted video shows a typical model of intensive culture of red tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) in Colombia. The culture takes place in ponds with geomembrane liner. The technology applied depends on biofloc.
In such intensive system, up to 100 kilos per cubic meter can be achieved conditioned to optimum design of rearing facilities as well as the high technical management of the farm. According to experts, it is possible to establish 10 circular tanks on an area of less than half a hectar (5000 m2). It was possible to produce between 4 to 5 tons of harvested fish per month. In this typical system, the tanks are placed above the ground and hence there is no need to dig in the soil.