Fish Development: 2 Stages of Fish Development and Routine Activities: Stages of fish development include the following: fries, fingerlings, post fingerlings, mini juveniles, juveniles and table size.
- FRIES: These are newly hatched fish.
- FINGERLINGS: These are fish that has developed into a length of finger after hatching and has a finger like structure.
- POST FINGERLINGS: These are fish that just passed the fingerlings stage but have not reached mini juvenile stage.
- MINI JUVENILE: These are fish which is getting to a juvenile stage
- JUVENILE: These are matured fish but have not reach or developed into a marketable size.
- TABLE SIZE FISH: These are matured fish that have reached marketable size. (i.e. Fish that are sold to customers for consumption).
Routine Activities In Fish Development
- WASHING OF THE POND: This is sanitary activities that help in reducing the microbial load of the pond and also in reduction of the algae bloom.
- DRAINING OF POND: This is the process of removing unwanted water from the pond, tanks, or dam.
- FEEDING OF FISH: This involve provision of feed to the fish.
- TREATMENT OF THE POND: This is the applications of chemicals (malachite, formalin, formaldehyde) in disinfecting pond.