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Manual for commercial production of the Tiger barb, Capoeta tetrazona

The information presented in this manuals was designed to help farmers with the commercial production of ornamental fish in Hawaii and does not necessarily apply to all locations and conditions.  Although this manual is directed to the culture of C. tetrazona, the methods described are also applicable to other members of the barb family, which have similar reproductive strategies

October 9, 2019


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Introduction to the Tiger Barb

Taxonomy

Distribution

Morphology

Water Quality

Reproduction

Fecundity

Growth 

Commercial Production

Broodstock Conditioning

Spawning

Larval Rearing

Preparing Outdoor Ponds and Tanks for Stocking of Fry 

Pond, Tank Preparation, and Aquatic Weed Control

Tank, Pond, and Cage Growout System Comparison

Pond Culture

Tank Culture

Cage Culture

Commercial Grow-out Stocking Densities

Feeds and Feeding

Water Quality

Harvesting Tiger Barbs

Disease

Disease Prevention, Treatment, and Management

Formalin Preparation

Economics

Factors Affecting Price of Tiger Barbs

Start-up Costs

Enterprise Budget

Literature Cited

Appendix 1. Preparation of conditioning pastes

Formula 1 for paste to condition tiger barb broodstock

Formula 2 for paste to condition tiger barb broodstock

Preparation

Appendix 2. Hatching of Brine Shrimp (Artemia) and Preparation for Feeding Commercial Production of Tiger Barbs

Artemia Supplies and Strains

Hatching Container

Cleanliness and Sterilization

Light 

Temperature

Salinity

Cyst Density and Preparation

pH 

Cyst Storage 

Harvesting and Preparation for Feeding 

Storage of Newly Hatched Artemia .

Appendix 3. List of suppliers and organizations

General Aquaculture Products

Chemical Products

Netting Products 

Water Quality Kits 

Tanks and Liners 

Fish Graders

Feeds

Feed Additives 

Shipping Materials

Broodstock 

Fish Wholesalers/Distributors ‚ÄĒ Hawaii (1996)

Authors

Clyde S. Tamaru,  Brian Cole,  Rich Bailey and Christopher Brown

University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service, School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology, 2525 Correa Road, HIG 237, Honolulu HI 96822

Published by

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture (CTSA) December 2001

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