Growth Performance of Tilapia in Earthen Ponds Using the ASA Feed-Based Technology with Soy Maximized Feed
Region: Southeast AsiaDownload
A feeding demonstration was conducted at Tampa Bay Tilapia Farm, Santa Rita, Pampanga, Philippines to demonstrate the growth of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) using ASA feed-based culture methodologies and soy-based feeds. Mono-sexed tilapia of size 0.5 g were stocked in three, 0.63-ha ponds at 31,656 fish per hectare. Tilapia grew from an average of 0.5 g to 251 g in 98 days and yielded an average of 6,531 kg/ha. An economic analysis of the project indicated a 49.5% overall return on investment (ROI) for the farmer from the three combined ponds.