Artificial reproduction of African catfish (from hormonal injection till hatching) – Video


Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel)

This 8-min video addresses the sequence of the artificial reproduction of African catfish (Clarias gareipinus).

The process starts with the hormonal induction of catfish brood fish using the extract of catfish pituitary gland. Afterwards, a female catfish is stripped upon ovulation while the male is sacrificed for obtaining the testes keeping in mind that it is not possible to hand strip the sperm from the male of African catfish. Fertilizing eggs is done following dry method in which the sperm is thoroughly mixed with eggs before water is added. Hardened fertilized eggs (embryos) are moved to a trough-type incubator till hatching.

Note: please note that the video was taken in different sessions but in the same place and by the same trainer. This was done in a leading aquaculture enterprise located in Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt.

Video credit: The credit of these video clips goes to colleagues who participated in aquaculture training courses organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA). Sincere apology for not being able to identify the personalized sharing of these clips.  I have no doubt that friends will be pleased seeing their materials are of value to others.


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