Things you'll need to know about Catfish farming in Nigeria: Fingerlings, Juvenile, Fries and Table size

The business of catfish farming in Nigeria is not difficult to engage yourself in if you have the resources to do so. Catfish farming involves growing catfish to table-size, marketing them and selling them at a good price. It is a viable business that many people have gone in and out of for various reasons. Some have succeeded at it and made handsome profit while others have failed and abandoned it altogether.

Phytoplankton and Zooplankton: How to Culture

Zooplankton is a microscopic animal, which means sometimes it may be difficult to see them very clearly with the naked eyes , but when held closely in a bowl you will see them moving especially when thy are large in numbers
 As a group of tiny water  animals they feed on free  microscopic algae (Phytoplankton ) in the water and they reproduce in Millon's within 24hour.

Feeding Protocol For African Catfish


Status Of Fisheries In Nigeria

Industrial fisheries - 600,000MT/year
Artisanal fisheries - 19,000MT/year
Aquaculture -78,0000MT/year
The figures above is the present status of fisheries in Nigeria. Appraising the industrial subsector of the fisheries industry, the onset of the economic recession reduced buying power from 800,000MT (2015) to 600,000MT.

CatFish Hatching: Personal practical experience of over 20 years

My name still remains Dr Fish working now for AfriSmat Farms, Lagos.  I term broodstock fish as fish having unique qualities that are desirable for mating. Care and management of broodstock starts before use in breeding.

First broodstock must be feed with good quality feed (32 percent for males n 38/40percent for females )

 They should be feed daily and vitamins  C, folic acid should be introduced into there water after each water change.
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Fingerlings In Nigeria - African Mudcatfish (Clarias Lazera )

Video of what your Grown Catfish will look like.


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