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Tilapia Culture Libro

Tilapia Culture Libro

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Libro sobre el cultivo de tilapia. Muy bueno
Libro sobre el cultivo de tilapia. Muy bueno

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Published by: Pablo Antonio Pintos Terán on Mar 01, 2012
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1. Removal of eggs and fry from females’ mouths
accelerates vitellogenesis and shortens the intervals
between successive spawnings. A 5-day cycle of seed
removal from females’ mouths is a common practice
in commercial tilapia hatcheries in Thailand.
2. Exchange of tilapia male and female brood-
fish, after a period of conditioning, could be an
effective tool for improving seed production,
spawning synchrony and spawning frequency.
A 5–15-day resting period may be appropriate.

Fig.7.9. Effect of water flow on percent weight gain of Niletilapia fry.

3. Extensive work is urgently needed on quanti-
tative lipid requirements, energy requirements,
protein-sparing effects by dietary lipids or carbo-
hydrates and vitamin and mineral requirements of
tilapia broodstock under different culture systems.
4. Partial or complete water change of spawning
units, at frequent intervals, is suggested. This pro-
cess may improve seed output and spawning syn-
chrony of tilapia.
5. Immersing fish fry in hormone solutions for
short periods of time could be a safe alternative for
oral administration, but timing, duration and num-
ber of immersions should be carefully determined.
6. One hundred percent Nile tilapia males can
be produced by suppressing aromatase activity,
using aromatase inhibitors such as Fadrozole.

7. The effects of stocking density of tilapia fry on
larval performance are not well documented. The
stocking density for optimum performance has
been controversial, and more work is needed to
settle this dispute.
8. Feed colour could be a key factor for
feed acceptance in Nile tilapia. These fish
appear to prefer dark-coloured diets to light-
coloured diets. However, further long-term studies
are needed before a concrete conclusion can be
9. Nile tilapia larvae may be more sensitive to
photoperiod than fingerlings and juveniles, and
they appear to perform better under long photo-
periods (24 and 18 h). However, more work is
needed to support this assumption.


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