Fish Farming Business 101 (Part 3)
7. Separate Genders
While the fishes are been hatched in a healthy fish pond, you have to keep an eye as they continue to grow from week to week. It is advisable to separate the catfish sexes at a stage to reduce aggression.
The presence of the female catfish in the pond may cause the other gender to exhibit aggressive behaviors.
To do this, you have to determine their sexes then from the identity you can select all the female catfish and put them in a separate pond while the male stay on their own separate container.
8. Health and Environmental Factor
Catfish have a medication regulation that must be followed from time to time to ensure that they always in good health.
As mentioned in one of the paragraphs above, you have to keep an eye on all the fishes you have got inside the fish pond so as to detect early sign or signs of diseases.
Once you detect such, you have to take necessary actions as soon as possible to treat and prevent them.
Know the chemicals that are necessary and adequate for treating your pond and the fishes as well. There are some notable chemicals approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat fish diseases and water in an eco-friendly way.
In a case whereby the fish or fishes need to be injected, ensure that you make proper research on the best medicine and the right place to inject your fish.
Some of the approved chemicals used in treating fish diseases include, but not limited to the following: hydrogen peroxide, povidone-iodine, formalin, and copper sulfate. Still, make research to find out more; how and when to apply each of them.
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9. Optimal and Consistent Feeding
The point here is not just feeding the fish on a daily basis but feeding them with a quality rich feed that will enhance healthy growth. Fish growth is major dependent on the quality of feed they are fed with.
Every catfish farmer is recommended to feed the fishes on a daily basis especially during the early stage until they pass the first four months of the juvenile stage at least.
Feed your catfish consistently with quality feed because it is the most essential thing that adds to their growth.