If you are interested in agribusiness, you may have considered fish farming; aquaculture of catfish (also known as catfish farming) may be your ideal industry. Fish farming in Nigeria is an untapped goldmine because there is an ever-increasing demand for it as the best solution to satisfy people’s protein needs.
At HTS Farms, we supply a wide range of fry and fingerling sizes as well as juveniles. African catfish ( Clarias spp) fingerlings up to 10 grams per piece are transported using our fish transporter and we are capable of transporting any quantity of fish depending on the quantities our customers want.
Since they are easy to handle and grow quickly, Clarias spp juveniles are well recommended for farmers who want to rear Catfish for the first time. They are ideal for fish farmers who raise smoked catfish or those who raise their fish for two to six months. Within 5 to 6 months, they reach a weight of 1kg. Standard juveniles measure 9-10cm in weight.
Precautions when stocking ponds with Juveniles
- Reduce stress from point of transportation to point of introduction into the pond.
- Avoid exposure to heat by covering transport containers
- Avoid shaking containers unnecessarily while transporting.
They thrive well on a wide range of plant protein-based fish feeds, and the survival is longer after harvest. This makes them preferable to buyers. Its white flesh gives it a better taste than other catfish species.