The fish feed pellet machine can be used to produce high-quality aquatic feed pellets for fishes like catfish, shrimps and crabs. This machine can be used to produce fish feed pellets as a single machine, or as key equipment in a fish feed production line. It is the ideal equipment to use in small and medium-sized fish farms as well as fish feed processing plants.
It is an essential part of commercial aquaculture. Manufactured fish food provides balanced nutrition for farmed fish. The form of granules and pellets that are produced by a fish feed pellet machine is called feed pellet. It can provide nutrition in a stable, concentrated form which allows the fish to grow efficiently.
Parameter Of Fish Feed Pelleting Machine for Sale
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Fish Feed Pellet Machine Features
- Fish feed pelletizers are widely used to produce floating feed pellets for all types of aquatic animals, such as tilapia, catfish and shrimps, crab, etc.
- You can make floating or sinking aqua-feed pellets by simply changing the feed formulation.
- You can choose from a variety of molds to create pellets with different shapes and diameters. Size range is between 0.9-15mm
- To increase the pellets floating time and feed expansion rate, the fish feed pelletizer used an electric heating device.
- The auto-temperature control system makes temperature control more precise and easier to use.
- High pressure and high temperature can kill salmonellosis or bacterial infections in materials. The pellets are also easier to digest and absorb.
- High efficiency and low power consumption are assured by advanced technology and humanized design.
- The steam boiler is not necessary for dry type floating fish feed pellet machines. It is more economical and better for small and medium-sized fish farms.
Benefits of floating fish food
Reduce waste: Floating fish feed is capable of keeping their shape even after being in the water for hours. They can be eaten later if they aren’t eaten right away. They won’t sink for an average of 16 hours.
Convenient observation This allows them to adjust their feed accordingly. It is vital to determine if the feed rates are too low, too high, or both. This will allow for optimal feed efficiency and fish growth.
Reduced disease risk: Because the floating pellets can remain in the water for several days, it is possible to remove them from the water if they are not consumed by the fish. This will stop the fish feed from becoming rotten and spreading diseases. Rotting fish feed can lead to the spread of dangerous diseases. It also encourages the growth of bacteria.
Overview of Aquaculture in Cameroon
Cameroon’s aquaculture is less developed than other farming activities. Field observations in Cameroon and conversations with farmers showed that aquaculture is often considered a secondary activity to staple crop production (plantains/maize, cassava, vegetable cultivation).
Aquaculture is mostly practiced in Cameroon’s freshwater ponds. These ponds are mostly located in rural areas. Aquaculture has seen a significant improvement in culture techniques and species cultivation in both diversion ponds as well as dammed ponds.
Cameroon’s aquaculture is mainly done in small ponds of approximately 350m2. Indirect feeding occurs through compost cribs containing organic material (mainly grasses and weeds), and kitchen aste. This is the most common practice of small-scale rural fish farmers. The average crib occupies 10% of the pond’s surface. A new breed of commercial fish farmers feed their fish supplementary feeding, which is a single feed ingredient such as wheat bran or cotton seed oilcake in fertilized ponds. These ponds can be fertilized with organic fertilizer like chicken manure.
Cameroon’s most popular aquaculture system is the extensive and semi-intensive earthen fish farm pond fish farmings.
Fish farming, despite decades of development, remains subsistence-level production. This is reflected in low yields. Farmers are often poor and have low purchasing power, making it difficult to effectively run commercial fish farming. The most widely farmed species is Nile tilapia, which is Oreochromis nulloticus. Next comes the African catfish (Clarias gaiepinus), Polyculture of Nile Tilapia is the most popular practice. It can be done with African catfish (Heterotis nulloticus), snakehead, Parachanna obscura), snakehead, Hemichromis fasciatus), common Carp (Cyprinus caprio), or gougeons (Barbus spp.). .
A field study of the aquaculture industry revealed that there were 4,200 fish farmers and 7,500 ponds with an average size of 350m2. According to a field study of the aquaculture sector, 870 tons of annual production were estimated. This includes 450 tons of tilapia and 350 tons of catfish. There are also 90 tons of other species. The production is not sufficient to meet the growing demand for fish, which will increase with population growth. Cameroon has imported more than 100,000 tonnes of frozen fish per year over the past 10 years to meet this demand.
Local Fish Farming in Cameroon
Cameroon was a country that was located at the gulf coast of Africa in the past and relied on fishing for its fish. Many ponds are being built in communities to farm fish in recent years.
Over 10 fish ponds were built in Mbienfebie in Bamenda’s rural areas. This is huge because the practice was not known to the locals for the past few years.
It is hard to pinpoint the origin of the practice. It doesn’t matter, the practice is thriving.
Zetema N. is a rising fish farmer from Mbienfebie. I was interested to learn more about what it takes for a fish farm to be successful. Zetema N. was a great guide and willing to share his knowledge.
Zetema, along with his brother purchased a swamp and built a pond. This clever device is simple but effective. It consists of two shallow rectangular wells with a narrow walkway connecting them. Two pipes run along the farm’s sides, one that brings in freshwater and the other which drains the waste water. Each pond is home to its own share of fish.
One point in each well has a circular area with thin wooden poles that surround a pile of waste and decomposing grass. Zetema answered my curiosity about the purpose of this circular area.
He explained that this is what we call the “compost”. It’s basically a pile made up of organic waste and grass, with occasional additions of manure. It eventually decomposes and maggots develop. The maggots are eaten by the fish.
The fish also eat maggots, but they aren’t the only food source. It is difficult to find earthworms, which are a favorite meal. Zetema spends approximately $38 per month on fish food, which is equivalent to 22,000 FCFA. Although they looked similar to round pellets, Zetema could not give the name of the industry. However, he claimed that the feed smelled and tasted like shrimp.
Zetema’s farm had two wells. One contained 1000 catfishes, and the other 2000. There were 3000 total catfishes. The pond also houses 200 tilapias, despite the catfish being the preferred aquatic species. After reproducing, the tilapias will produce small offspring that will feed the catfish.
The fish were approximately 15cm in length and 6 weeks old when I arrived. They were purchased from a supplier weeks earlier for FCFA 125 (22c) per fish. According to Zetema, the farming will continue and the fish will be ready to market in 6 to 1 years. Zetema has put a lot of effort, time, and funding into this project. He was optimistic when I asked him how much income he expected.
This is our first ever year. We are just starting. We anticipate that we will be selling fish by the end this month. There are approximately 3000 fish. One fish will be sold for approximately FCFA2000 (approximately 3.45). It’s easy to do the math.