Monday, August 22, 2011

Breeding and Culture of Livebearers (Ornamental Fish)

Livebearers are small ornamental fishes that give birth to live young. The most popular livebearers (guppy, swordtail, platy, and molly) belong to Family Poeciliidae, known as livebearing tooth-carps (upper and lower jaw have teeth)
Livebearers originated from South America. They are considered as beginner’s fish because they are the easiest pet fish to keep and breed. They are not aggressive and can be kept in a community aquarium. They are easy to breed and requires small space and are suitable for small-scale backyard raising.
Creating new color varieties of livebearers is a great challenge to hobbyist.

Friday, August 19, 2011

GoldFish Culture & Breeding

Goldfish is a small member of the carp family (Cyprinidae). It is called goldfish because it started from a gold variety of silver carp. They lack barbell which distinguishes it from common carp with two barbells.
Goldfish is one of the earliest fish to be domesticated and still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.

Culture and Breeding of Siamese Fighting Fish

Fighting fish is a popular freshwater aquarium fish species often referred to as betta and known as pla-kat in its native homeland, Thailand.  It is member of the gourami family (Osphronemidae) or labyrinth fishes, which has lung-like labyrinth organ that could use atmospheric oxygen.

Guide to Mud Crab Fattening

Scylla serrata and Scylla tranquebarica are the common mud crabs occurring in the estuarine and mangrove areas along the East coast of India. Scylla serrata is commonly called as “red crab” and it prefers to live in low saline waters, whereas S. tranquebarica, the “green crab” lives in high saline waters. Male crabs of S. serrata grow to 700 to 800 gm at the maximum, whereas S. tranquebarica grows up to 3 kg. The export size of the crab is 500 g and above for males and 250 g and above for females.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ornamental Fish Breeding And Culture

There is an increasing demand for ornamental fish worldwide. In the US alone, there are around 1,500 hypermarkets that require continuous supply of ornamental fish.

Farming Lobsters

Lobster (Panulirus sp), locally known as banagan, is an expensive priced marine crustacean both in the local and international markets. It is caught using bottom gill nets and the availability of stocks is dependent on a day’s catch.


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