Raising catfish in a bucket - fish-hobbyist

Raising catfish in a bucket

For those of you fish cultivators who have the desire to cultivate fish but don't have a fish pond or don't have a large area for fish farming, then fish farming in buckets is one of the solutions.

Types of fish that can be used for fish farming in buckets are catfish. Catfish is a type of freshwater fish that has many advantages over other types of fish.

Several other reasons make catfish farming attractive to many fish cultivators, including the following:

a. Catfish can be reared and cultivated in various containers and aquatic environments such as tarpaulin ponds, buckets, running water ponds, rainfed ponds, earthen ponds and cages.
b.  Catfish have the ability to live in aquatic environments with low oxygen content and can live in rearing containers with limited amounts of water.
c.  Catfish can accept various types of feed. This can reduce production costs, especially feed costs.
d.  This catfish has a strong resistance to disease.
e.  Catfish can be harvested in a short time.
f.  There are quite a lot of catfish seeds available in community hatchery units and fish seed centers so catfish seeds are easy to get.
g. The selling price of catfish in the market tends to be stable.

If we are going to start raising catfish in a bucket, there are several steps that need to be considered.

Below will describe the stages in raising catfish in a bucket, which are as follows:

1. The bucket used usually uses a bucket made of plastic material. The bucket is punched in the bottom side for drain. To facilitate the process of removing water or draining water, a faucet can be installed in the drain.
2. The capacity of the bucket used is 80 liters.
3. After the bucket is prepared then the bucket is filled with water. The water that is filled into the bucket should not be too full, the goal is that the catfish can take air properly.
3. Let the water sit for 3 days so it's not too sour. If the water is too acidic then add table salt to the bucket as much as half a tablespoon.
4. Put in 60 catfish seeds with a seed size of 5 – 7 cm.
5. For water circulation, give an aquarium filter. In addition, the filter will also ensure the availability of sufficient oxygen for the catfish.
6. Use a lid to cover the bucket so the catfish don't jump. The bucket cover is given a hole that has been given a wire ram.
7. Make sure the bucket is placed in an empty area that gets sunlight.
8. On the side of the bucket cover, you can also make holes to store plastic cups as a medium for cultivating vegetable crops such as kale.
9. Feed can be given in the form of artificial feed. Feed is given 2-3 times a day. Do not give feed when it rains because it will change the quality of the feed.
10. You only need 2-4 months for the catfish to be ready for harvest.

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