C0101 Step 8. Feed Catfish

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1. For the first 5 days, catfish seeds do not need feeding
2. 1 – 2 Week(s) after seed release: small pellet (mashed) or finely chopped runcah fish mixed with bran and a little water
3. Week 3 and onwards: Big pellets or bigger pieces/cuts of runcah fish.
4. Delivering natural and additional food to catfish seeds begins in Week 4
5. The amount of food to be given every day is about 3% – 5% of the fish’s weight.

For the first 5 days, catfish seeds do not need feeding since there are still planktons from the natural food production done in the previous step.
Food is given according to the following rules depending on the size of the catfish seeds:
A) 1 – 2 Week(s) after seed release: small pellet (mashed) or finely chopped runcah fish mixed with bran and a little water to make it easier to be consumed by the seeds.
B) Week 3 and onwards: Big pellets or bigger pieces/cuts of runcah fish.
C) Delivering natural and additional food to catfish seeds begins in Week 4.
Natural food can be made from one of the following:
a. Chicken intestines, innards, meat wastes
b. Golden snail
d. Decomposed fish, and other similar materials
Additional food can be made from one of the following materials without having to be chopped/sliced or boiled first: a. Spinach
b. Water spinach
c. Taro, and other kind of leaves.
Natural food needs to be chopped and boiled before being put into the pond, in order to prevent disease.
The amount of food to be given everyday is about 3% – 5% of the fish’s weight. Put the fish on a scale and then prepare the portion of food per day according to the fish’s weight.
Another way to determine the amount of food is by feeding the fish until it looks full or refuses to eat more. When it happens, then that amount of food becomes a reference for the catfish’s everyday feeding.

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