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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part A

Comparative study of two incubation methods to produce low cost seed of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822)


Author(s): Elsadig Arbab Hagar and Ahmed Mohamed Musa

Abstract: This study was conducted to compare between two simple technical methods to produce low cost catfish seeds for small-scale producers. This species is able to tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions and has fast growth rates, making it a suitable candidate for aquaculture in such countries. This activity has been hampered by a number of problems and constrains, includes shortage of good quality fingerlings and lack of well technical operational hatchery. Two incubation systems were used in similar eggs capacity. The hatchability percentage was calculated and the total cost of each was evaluated. The hatching percentage means of indoor incubation method (75.4%) is significantly higher than (p<0.05) outdoor base method (56%) in five trails. The total cost of incubations construction and materials was higher (221.5$) in indoor incubation method than outdoor happa base (48.6$). In the outcomes, use of happa base method is economically feasible than indoor incubation method.

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How to cite this article:
Elsadig Arbab Hagar, Ahmed Mohamed Musa. Comparative study of two incubation methods to produce low cost seed of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(5):30-33.
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