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Introduction to African catfish farming
Welcome to our training on the basics of growing African catfish! You will learn all there is to know about raising catfish in this free catfish farming course, from breeding and hatching through feeding and water quality control. You've come to the right place if you're looking for an excellent catfish farming course!You will gain a thorough understanding of the methods and procedures used in catfish farming after taking our course. We also have a ton of tools and resources available if you're searching for free catfish farming training to get you started in the business. Our course is created to provide you with the knowledge and abilities you need to be successful in the fascinating world of African catfish farming, regardless of your level of farming expertise.
Site selection and preparation
Anyone who wants to start their own fish farm must take our course on site preparation and selection. We'll go over everything you need to know about picking the ideal area and setting up your farm for success in this free catfish farming course. We'll give you all the equipment and materials you need to establish your farm successfully, from evaluating the quality of the soil and the water supply to constructing ponds and tanks. Regardless of your level of expertise, our catfish farming course will equip you with the knowledge and abilities you need to be successful. Enroll right away to begin your path to a prosperous catfish farm!
Stocking and feeding
Are you curious to learn more about the process of breeding African catfish in tanks or ponds under regulated conditions? If so, you might want to enroll in our stocking and feeding course. The right catfish should be chosen and purchased, your stock should be transported, and your fish should receive the right nutrition. These are all subjects that will be covered in this course to help you keep your fish healthy and happy. We will also go over crucial factors including feeding schedules and rates, as well as methods for keeping track of your feeding habits and making necessary adjustments. Our course is intended to provide you with the abilities and information you need to excel in the field of farming, whether you are a novice or an experienced farmer.
Water quality management
Our course on water quality management will teach you everything you need to know to keep your fish healthy and happy. Water quality is a crucial aspect in the success of any fish farming enterprise. We'll cover everything, from comprehending the numerous elements that affect water quality to putting measures in place for sustaining ideal circumstances. Our course is made to give you the tools and resources you need to succeed, whether you're a novice or an expert farmer. Don't pass up this chance to learn how to control the quality of the water on your farm. Enroll right away to begin your path to success!
Health management
We'll teach you everything you need to know to keep your catfish fish disease free and healthy. Good health management is crucial for the success of any fish farming enterprise. In this topic, we will have a detailed discussion on detecting common health problems to putting techniques for preventing and treating illnesses into practice. Our fish farming course is made to provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed, whether you're a novice or an expert farmer. Don't miss this chance to learn how to keep your fish healthy.Enroll today to get started on the road to success!
Free Catfish Farming Training
    About Lesson

    The best pond system for growing catfish is earthen ponds; They are less expensive to build, offer a natural environment for the fish to thrive in, and are simpler to manage.

    In order to construct a successful earthen pond, it is crucial to test the soil for clay content, take the amount of land available and the needs of the farmer into consideration when choosing the size and shape of the pond, and make sure the pond has a slope of 45 degrees for easy access and maintenance.

    Aerators may be required if the pond is deeper than 5 feet to prevent asphyxia (
    a condition that rises when the body is deprived of oxygen) which can lead to severe mortality among your stock.

    Earthen ponds can be constructed manually or with earth moving machines like excavators. Here are a few steps to follow. (Kindly note that these steps are optimized for cost reduction)

    • Mark out the area for construction of the pond, using lines. Understand that the bottom of the pond should be narrower than the top of the pond, in order to get the desired gradient.

    • Thus a 30ft by 60ft pond should start with roughly a space of 40ft by 70ft.

    • The pond walls should be slanted by at least 45%

    • The bottom of the pond itself must be slanted towards the general slope of the land. If the land is slanted south, slant your pond south etc.

    • Thus ensure to instruct your excavator operator to do same. i.e start from 70 ft x 40 ft at the top but end with 60ft x 30 at the bottom (this is an example used to illustrate the pond, it doesn’t mean all pond sizes should be this).

    • Space between ponds should be at least 20ft apart. This is to give room for future pond maintenance, if the space between is less than 20ft, an excavator may struggle to reach it in the future.

    • We recommend a depth of 7ft for African catfish production, 5 ft of which would be the level at which you fill your water, giving 2 ft above.

    • Install an inflow and outflow system. Inflow is the point where the water comes into the pond, we do not recommend allowing running water to come into the pond. If a river is your source of water, we recommend a flow through system, where the water comes through your inlet and flows back through the outflow, consistently providing your catfish with fresh water.

    • If your source of water is a borehole, an outflow is still recommended. Most earthen ponds are open pond systems, rains can increase the volume of water, and running water can break the barriers of your pond, having an outflow in place, ensures that your pond is secured in the event of excess water flowing to it.

    • Get yourself a 3 inch pipe. mark the estimated water level (e.g. 5ft), insert your PVC at that point, at the lower end of your pond, such that water can easily flow out the pond.