TILAPIA FARMING

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This is the perfect course which provides a good foundation knowledge in Aquaculture. For those wanting to set up an aquaculture business, this course is also ideal, giving you the ability to independently analyze and make decisions about the management of an aquaculture business.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION
a) Introduction • The importance of fish farming • Advantages of fish farming b) Tilapia breeds • Nile Tilapia • Blue tilapia • Mozambique Tilapia c) Tilapia Housing • General requirements for a fish pond • Features of standard Fish pond • Sectioning of fish structures • Fish farming pond plan d) Types of fish pond houses • Earthen pond • Concrete pond  Factors to be considered before constructing a concrete pond • Tarpaulin pond • Plastic or Rubber pond  Factors to consider before buying a plastic pond • Fiberglass tanks • Cage or pen ponds

  • Introduction to commercial based Tilapia Fish production
  • Quiz

FEEDING OF TILAPIA FINGERLINGS
a) Tilapia fish rearing • Introduction b) Care of fingerlings • Feeding of tilapia fingerlings • Feeding of fish according to their growth • Feeding of fingerlings to the harvest stage c) Feeding of tilapia • Feeding habits of Tilapia • Protein requirement • Types of feeds • Feeding schedule d) General Economic performance of Tilapia

FEEDING MANAGEMENT OF TILAPIA FISH
a) Feeding and management of Tilapia fish • Introduction • Qualities of a good fish for meat b) Fish as a meat factory c) Feeding of fish d) Fish nutrition, fish feeding and feed formulation e) Introduction f) Three types of food used in aquaculture g) Fish dietary nutrient requirement h) Feed conversion ratio ( FCR) i) Types of fish feeds j) Major feed ingredients

TILAPIA COMMON DISEASES
a) Common diseases in tilapia fish b) Introduction a. Columnaris b. Streptococcus c. Aeromanas Hydrophilas in tilapia c) Parasite management d) Types of records

ECONOMIC PROFITABILITY OF FISH PRODUCTION
Introduction a) Critical factors for fish production b) SWOT analysis of fish production c) Profitability of fish farming • Gross margin • Net fish income • Profitability ratios d) Projected returns from fish production e) Fish products and impact of fish market

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