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Sea turtles (introduction – distribution – breathing – salt glands – utilization) – Video

Video credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia)  –   Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal This video was taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: Sea turtles have been around for a very long time and are one of the earth’s most ancient creatures since the time of dinosaurs which …

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Cage culture of red tilapia in Colombia

Credit: Ever Edrey Hernandez (Colombia) Cage aquaculture in Colombia produced 23,366 tons in 2010 representing about 34.5% of total Colombian aquaculture in that year (67,679 tons). Tilapia culture – in particular red tilapia- represents about 83% of total tilapia aquaculture in Colombia (cages and ponds). In the same time, tilapia dominates total cage aquaculture as …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=10129

Culture and processing of tilapia in Colombia (in Spanish) – Video

Ownership: FEDEACUA (Colombia) Provided by: Ever Edrey (Colombia) This video addresses the farming and processing of tilapia in Colombia. Two species/strains have been addressed in the video; Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and red tilapia. However, red tilapia is the focus of this clip. the management of tilapia ponds indicates the intensification level of tilapia farming. …

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Fencing earthen fish ponds against the invasion of flying and crawling predators in Colombia

Credit: Eudes Emilio Sanchez (Colombia) In this picture we see the use a network similar to those used for breeding hens and chickens, is a network of one-inch mesh which surrounds the pond, this prevents the ingress of flying and crawling predators such as birds, flying mammals (bats), marine mammals (otters) and other land animals like …

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Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) as a promising species for Colombian aquaculture

Photo credit: Jaime Uribe and Lury Garcia (Colombia) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal The possible contribution of “arapaima” (Arapaima gigas) is based on its successful farming in some countries especially in Brazil. The farming of arapaima is done as a part of the conservation of the species or for commercial operations. The potential development of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=9372

Fish ponds of Research and Production Center (Pacific University), Colombia

Credit: Eudes Emilio Sanchez (Colombia) This image was taken in the Centro de investigación y produccion acuicola Henry von Prahl “Research and Production Center Aquaculture Henry Von Prahl” of the Pacific University, in the municipality of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca – Colombia. In the photo one can see a coconut palm and lush greenery around in …

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Culture of Cachama white (Piaractus brachypomus) in Colombia

Credit: Eudes Emilio Sanchez (Colombia) The fish specimen shown in the photo is White Cachama, (Piaractus brachypomus) which belongs to the family Serrasalmidae. The Cachama white is a native to Colombia and widely distributed within South America, The species enjoys consumer preference and so good market due to its good quality flesh.  This species suits well …

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Use of top netting to exclude fish-eating birds (Colombia)

Credit: Eudes Emilio Sanchez (Colombia) The top structures seen over the fish ponds are lines of thread, which are used as a network to prevent fish poaching by birds. These lines of thread are made of weather-resistant materials, and must be placed at a height of 1.8 meters above pond dikes to act against birds and …

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Green moray eels, Gymnothorax funebris (Biology, geographic range, and adaptation) – Video

Video credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia)     Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal   This video was taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: The “Green moray eels”, Gymnothorax funebris are also known as “green conger”, “green congo”, “green eel”, and “olive-green moray eel”. They belong to the family Muraenidae. Based on few documents on green …

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Southern Guitarfish, Rhinobatos percellens (distribution, description and biology) – Video

Credit of the video: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal This video has been taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: Southern Guitarfish, Rhinobatos percellens is also known as “Chola guitarfish”, or “Guitarra chola” and other names. It seems there is commercial fishery for this species which is …

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