Performance of Brooders, Fry and Growth of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Cultured in an Experimental Recirculating Aquaculture System
Arredondo-Figueroa, José Luis
Núñez-García, Laura Georgina
Ponce-Palafox, Jesús T.
Barriga-Sosa, Irene de Los Ángeles
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We present results of a long-term study aimed to optimize Nile tilapia O. niloticus production in a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in México City. Three experiments were evaluated: 1) fry production; 2) production of masculinized fries; and 3) assessment of growth under three different densities (10, 30 and 75 fish/m3). The broodstock produced on average 2400 ± 600 fry every 15 days during six months, with a total production of 28,800 ± 2000. One hundred percent males were produced in 274-L raceways in an eight-week period. The obtained results in fish production in the RAS system indicated variations related to density. A daily growth rate of 3.6 g/day was registered with a density of 10 fish/m3, 0.9 g/day in 30 fish/m3 and 0.4 g/day in 75 fish/m3. This information could be useful for production purposes in this type of systems.
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