Fecundity of three different size groups of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822), females and growth performance of larvae fed different starter food types
Omer M. Yousif, A-Fatah A, A-Rahman, Krishnakumar M.
/ Aquaculture and Marine Studies Center, Abu Al Abyad Island, Private Department of the President, P.O. Box 372, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
IntroductionAmong the many species of the genus Clarias, only Clarias gariepinus is recognized for its potential for aquaculture (Janssen, 1990). The fish is native to Africa but it has been introduced and cultured in several countries in Asia, Europe and South America (Verreth et al., 1993). The fish possesses most of the biological criteria desired in an aquaculture fish species such as; it matu...