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close this bookBetter Farming Series 38 - Better Freshwater Fish Farming: Raising Fish in Pens and Cages (FAO, 1990, 83 p.)
close this folderCages
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentBuilding a cage
View the documentCarrying small fish
View the documentPutting baby fish into your cage
View the documentFeeding fish in cages
View the documentTaking care of the fish and cage
View the documentHarvesting fish in cages
View the documentNow you must begin again
View the documentRaising your own baby fish in cages

Putting baby fish into your cage

143. If you are raising Tilapia nilotica you will need to put in 150 to 200 baby fish for each cubic metre of cage.

Use tilapia nilotica

144. The baby fish that you use should be at least 8 to 10 centimetres long or weigh about 15 to 20 grams each.

Note If you need any help or want to raise a different fish, your extension agent or fishery officer will be able to give you good advice.

145. Put the fish in your cage just as you were told to do in a pen. Items 68 to 72 in this booklet will tell you how.