International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part D
Handling and packaging of ornamental fishes for successful transportationAuthor(s):
Mbawuike Belema, Kassim Olayemi Idowu, Kolawole-Daniels Aghogho, Anjonu Ndubuisi, Adejumobi Oluwakemi and Ukaonu StellaAbstract:
This study was carried out in Lagos state, Nigeria. Surveying the trend of handling, packaging and transportation of ornamental fishes both locally and internationally. Two privately owned ornamental fish exporting outlets were visited, observation and oral interview conducted on method of packaging, steps in packaging which include the packaging process to mitigate against mortality and injury to the fish for successful transportation, the materials needed for packaging include Polythene transparent bag, Dissolved gas, Styron foam, Rubber band and Antibiotics. 2kg of ornamental fishes can be placed in 20 liters of water inside a polythene bag at about 10ºC with dissolved oxygen to fill the space above it and anesthetics and anti-biotic such as tetracycline and nitrofurazone can be added to prevent infection. Pages: 263-265 | 480 Views 25 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Mbawuike Belema, Kassim Olayemi Idowu, Kolawole-Daniels Aghogho, Anjonu Ndubuisi, Adejumobi Oluwakemi and Ukaonu Stella. Handling and packaging of ornamental fishes for successful transportation. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2017; 5(5): 263-265.