catfish Archive

Culture of Freshwater Catfish

Freshwater catfish (hito or pantat) of genus Clarias is an important food fish in Southeast Asia. It is cultured extensively in the Philippines due to its suitability to Philippine conditions, abundance of freshwater areas, locally developed technologies for production and the presence of a vibrant market. Among the three species Clarias macrocephalus (Native catfish), Clarias

Asian Catfish Seed and Grow-Out Production

A. Seed Production Catfish is locally known as hito to Tagalogs, paltat to Ilocanos, pantat to Cebuanos and Ilonggos, and ito to Pampangenos. It is one of the most important freshwater food fishes not only in the Philippines, but in the whole of Southeast Asia. Catfish culture requires less area, can tolerate poor water quality,

Seed Production of the Native Catfish (Hito)

The freshwater catfish Clarias macrocephalus is native to the Philippines but is fast becoming scarce in many natural habitats. It is a favorite food fish due to its tender and delicious meat. Recently, farming of C. macrocephalus has gained interest among catfish growers. Like other catfish species, it is resistant to diseases, can be stocked

Catfish Culture, Management and Harvesting

Marketing A marketing plan should be the first step taken when one is considering catfish production. No profits are made until your crop of fish is sold. Catfish are sold in all forms of their life stages. Egg masses are sold by the pound, and the price changes annually depending on the supply or success

Catfish Culture, Primer and Considerations

Checklist and Considerations Before Getting Into Catfish Raising To help you determine if catfish farming is feasible for you in your particular situation, a checklist is provided below. It does not cover all of the possibilities, but it does list most of the important considerations. Answering “yes” to all or most of the questions does