Results of a Hybrid Wuchang Bream (Megalobrama hoffmanni) Pond Trial with an Extruded, Soy-Based Feed

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Category: Aquaculture

Region: Northeast Asia


Hybrid wuchang bream (Megalobrama hoffmanni) were grown to market size in ponds using the ASA 80:20 production model and an extruded, soy-based feed. Hybrid wuchang bream grew from 64g to 508 g in 184 days at a stocking density of 800 fish per mu. Net production in three, approximately 5-mu ponds averaged 293 kg/mu of wuchang bream and 71 kg/mu of silver carp. FCR with the ASA soy-based feed was 1.97:1. Net economic return was RMB 634/mu, with a 16.1% return to investment.