Monday, September 2, 2013
Breeding Of Talapia Fish Around Your BH !!!!
While waiting for your BH to produce those raw nests you can earn some income by breeding fish around your BH.
This was what happened at this BH located at Kinarut, Sabah.
The owner came out with marvelous idea of using the "longkang" or drain around his BH to breed Talapia fish.
He must have planned it well ahead of time before building his BH.
His main advantage was a constant supply of fresh water from a hill nearby.
It seems that someone have erected a small dam at one of the various fresh water streams closed his his BH and piped them into a storage tank.
This fresh water was used to flood his drain about 3 feet deep by 2.5 feet wide.
Usually most BH owners will only use this kind of drain to deter ants from entering their BH.
In this particular case the owner opted to use it at his Talapia breeding pond cum ants prevention.
"Pak Harry welcome to Sabah and today I wanted to harvest some fish from my BH. Please come over to see the harvesting technique." he proudly announced his decision.
I was very lucky to be invited to observe this unusual activity carried out by a BH owner.
Have a look at the attached video clips.
He collected those big fish into several plastic bags and distributed them to his partners and workers.
The fish looks healthy and some were more than a kilogram each.
During our way back to KK he confirmed that once you put in the fish they will continue to reproduce.
This will mean that he no longer need to introduce any more fish fries.
An interesting concept as long as you have a constant supply of fresh water from natural stream.
Maybe your next BH can adopt this interesting fish breeding concept.