This is to inform you that my first try at African catfish fry production after attending SEAFDEC/AQD’s training course last August 2014 under the able guidance of Ms. Ruby Bombeo as Course Director has proven successful so far (this is still Day 5).
The breeders I used are a 1.2kg female from Davao and a 1kg male from Bukidnon. The HCG I injected was 3000 IU/kg. For the initial feeding at Day 3, I provided 8gm per day at 2 times per day the Z-Mel micro encapsulated feed and Artemia nauplii.The estimated number of catfish larvae at Day 5 is roughly 100,000.
I am very thankful to SEAFDEC/AQD for the training, especially Ms. Ruby Bombeo, who was very thorough and methodical in her approach. I am likewise very thankful to Mr. Rito Bombeo without whose help during the hatching operation I doubt if I could have made it, especially when I am still recuperating from a medical operation.
As a retired City Administrator of Iligan City, my time and money spent for the catfish training at SEAFDEC/AQD were good investments. I just cannot contain my excitement now because recently, I am receiving orders for my catfish fry.
Once again thank you and Mabuhay!
Very truly yours,
Pacificador Lluch Jr.