Techs: Milk Fish (Bangus) Culture

Raising milkfish (Chanos chanos) in marine water became popular when finfish feed became available in the neighborhood market. Also, the Philippines as an archipelago, it offers miles and kilometers of coastline that give big opportunity in increasing ranges in the marine waters. Since increasing ranges in physiques of drinking water inland has limits, opportunities in the marine waters are being explored now. To have the ability to have an effective bonus business, you have to have good facilities to grow the fishes in.

Your fish-pond should be in good shape that hold clean water, as well as your people must know how to control banks and ponds farms. You can also take part in a cooperative which may be of financial support. The fungus is also known as milkfish. It is a delicacy and is appreciated very well as singing, dried, or grilled. There was a report conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, to determine whether it would give better results if marine nets are found in raising banks in sea water. The results are good. The production increased almost ten times using the nets, then fishponds rather.

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These great results are due to the tidal currents. This will allow placing as much bang seafood within a certain area without crowding them, thus creating bad results in their growth. However, it required money for feeds. You need to be totally influenced by artificial feeds. Since milkfish fry nursery is difficult to manage in marine net cages, only fishes that are 30-45 days old places in the web cage.

Transport fingerlings from the nursery to the cage using oxygenated handbag. The true number of fishes per bag should be from 40 to 100, with respect to the distance to be journeyed. Once you arrive at the cage site, adjust your seafood to the sea water temperature. During this time, the fishes can be sorted, sampled, and counted. And you’ll place them in the development data for the first 45 days of culture, following the feeding structure. Milkfish weighing 30-45 grams are transferred to the grow-out cage where they may be given grower or juvenile pellet during the first month. Feed them finisher or adult pellet from the second month onwards.

Clean your cages once a week and look for broken nets. These are gathered after 4 a few months of culture. The milkfish can live on natural food like lab-lab, limo, and plankton grown up by fish farmers using some techniques. You can develop lab-lab by drain the fish-pond completely and dried out it for 1-2 weeks until the earth cracks.

1. Don’t expose it to sunlight too long, because it shall make the garden soil hard and powdery. Destroy unwanted organism by spreading tobacco dust on the moist bottom, or by using ammonium sulfate fertilizer and lime. 2.Apply chicken breast manure at 2 plenty/hectare. Floor to a depth barely covering the whole bottom and spread urea (45-0-0) at 15 kg/ha 2-3 days later.

This can make the poultry manure breakdown faster. 3. Increase water slowly over a period of 1 1 months, at 3-5 cm each time until it gets to 30-40 cm deep. A sudden upsurge in water level shall make the lab-lab float. 4. To increase lab-lab growth, apply inorganic fertilizer (16-20-0 or 18-46-0) at 50 kg/ha every 12-15 days.

Get gone snails by using molluscicide applied at 300-400 kg/ha, or gather snails and burn off them. These snails destroy the labia. Transfer fingerlings to the pond as soon as it is ready for stocking. You can purchase fingerlings from suppliers, or you may want to have a stunting pond for enough supply of fingerlings all-year round nearby. These fingerlings are usually held in hand nets few before putting them in the pond or stocking. If your stunting pond nearby is, you can transfer the fishes to the stocking fish-pond through a canal, where there is flowing water, directly to the stocking fish pond.

For long distances, put the fingerlings in oxygenated bags. Of the day Stocking should be achieved at the cooler time. There may be around 5,000 fingerlings/hectare. When the lab-lab start to decrease in number, add drinking water to the pond to a known degree of 80-100 cm. Apply inorganic fertilizer (16-20-0) at 50 kg/ha every 1-2 weeks.