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    • Book

      Breeding and seed production of the Asian catfish Clarias macrocephalus (Gunther) 

      JD Tan-Fermin, AC Fermin, RF Bombeo, MAD Evangelista, MR Catacutan & CB Santiago - 2008 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Series: Aquaculture extension manual; No. 40
      Among the topics discussed in this 28-page manual are broodstock development and management, hatchery and nursery, health management and financial analyses of the breeding and seed production of the Asian catfish. This manual was published to disseminate science-based aquaculture technologies developed by AQD to assist catfish nursery and hatchery growers in producing high-quality fingerlings. Researchers in the field of fisheries, students and teachers could benefit from the information on the breeding and seed production of this important aquaculture commodity.
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      Mud crab nursery in ponds 

      ET Quinitio, E Rodriguez, RF Agbayani, B Juanga, D Baticados, M Catacutan & R Bombeo - 2010 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Series: Aquaculture extension manual; No. 47
      An extension manual that is highly illustrated, detailing the biology, nursery, harvest, marketing, costs-and-returns of mudcrab nursery in ponds.
    • Article

      Nursery rearing of the Asian catfish, Clarias macrocephalus (Günther), at different stocking densities in cages suspended in tanks and ponds 

      RF Bombeo, AC Fermin & JD Tan-Fermin - Aquaculture Research, 2002 - Blackwell Publishing
      Growth and survival of hatchery-bred Asian catfish, Clarias macrocephalus (Günther), fry reared at different stocking densities in net cages suspended in tanks and ponds were measured. The stocking densities used were 285, 571 and 1143 fry m−3 in tanks and 114, 228 and 457 fry m−3 in ponds. Fish were fed a formulated diet throughout the 28-day rearing period. Generally, fish reared in cages in ponds grew faster, with a specific growth rate (SGR) range of 10.3–14.6% day−1, than those in cages suspended in tanks (SGR range 9–11.3% day−1). This could be attributed to the presence of natural zooplankton (copepods and cladocerans) in the pond throughout the culture period, which served as additional food sources for catfish juveniles. In both scenarios, the fish reared at lower densities had significantly higher SGR than fish reared at higher densities. In the pond, the SGR of fish held at 228 and 457 m−3 were similar to each other but were significantly lower than those of fish held at 114 m−3. The zooplankton in ponds consisted mostly of copepods and cladocerans, in contrast to tanks, in which rotifers were more predominant. Per cent survival ranged from 85% to 89% in tanks and from 78% to 87% in ponds and did not differ significantly among stocking densities and between rearing systems. In conclusion, catfish nursery in cages suspended in tanks and ponds is density dependent. Catfish fry reared at 285 m−3 in tanks and at 114 m−3 in ponds had significantly faster growth rates than fish reared at higher densities. However, the desired fingerling size of 3–4 cm total length for stocking in grow-out culture can still be attained at stocking densities of 457 m−3 in nursery pond and 571 m−3 in tanks.