When introducing catfish fingerlings into your pond, it’s crucial to take some precautions to maintain their health and well-being.
Follow the steps below to ensure high survivability of your fingerlings:
Make sure the Catfish Fingerlings are healthy and disease-free, quarantine them for at least two weeks before putting them in the pond.
This might be carried out in a different tank or pond, if you are purchasing your fingerlings, it is best to ensure you purchase healthy fingerlings so you can introduce them into your pond directly.
Check the Water Quality: Make sure the pond’s water is fit for the catfish fingerlings and of good quality.
Check the water’s pH, ammonia, and nitrite levels, and make any necessary corrections.
Prepare the Catfish Fingerlings for the New Environment: It’s critical to prepare the Catfish Fingerlings for the new environment before introducing them to the pond.
To accomplish this, place the bag containing the fingerings into the pond and wait for 1-2 hours to gradually get used to the water’s temperature and chemicals.
Release the catfish fingerlings: You can release the catfish fingerlings into the pond once they’ve had a chance to get used to the pond’s water.
To lessen stress, make sure to release them in a shaded place, do not pour out the fingerlings, allow them to swim out into the pond all by themselves.
Feeding: Following their introduction to the pond, the catfish fingerlings must be carefully watched for any indications of stress or illness.
You might need to take action to solve any issues you find.
Feed must be done not less than 12 hrs later of introducing the fingerlings into the pond.