Success in a fish farm depends on many factors, but one of the most relevant, if not the most important, is fish feed.
A good fish feed is one that combines the proper raw materials and manufacturing technique to achieve the best growth and feed conversion, keeping the water quality (high) and reducing the pollution and the excretion of undesirable products. Maximum digestibility and feeding ratios and pellet sizes adapted to the requirement of each batch of fish is key for a productive and profitable operation.
ADFICO runs a modern factory updated with the latest state of the art technology of extrusion. Its’ feeds (feed formulas) are formulated by a team of experts with extensive experience in fish nutrition of different species and countries, using the best selection of raw materials available in the market. Vitamin and mineral pre-mixes as well as growth and health enhancers have been designed specifically for ADFICO, according to the conditions prevailing in the Middle East region.
Throughout our continuous R&D with our products have undergone tremendous experiments on both growth rate and feed conversion factor (FCR) in both closed systems (re-circulated aqua culture systems) and open-system ponds closely formulated with our experts for its aquaculture studies.
ADFICO produces a complete catalog of feeds for carps and tilapia, the main species produced in the area, including a whole range of pellet sizes and crumbles as well as formulas adapted to different production models.
This tasty biblical fish St. Peter's fish (Musht or Tabari in Arabic) is a very common fish native to Africa and the Nile River Egypt. These fish can be raised in sweet & brackish waters, can survive on typical Middle Eastern water temperature and are described by aqua vision experts as the “chicken of fish”. Tilapia farming is limited mainly to the culture of three tilapia species with the Nile tilapia, O. niloticus, is by far the most commonly cultured species in tilapia farming.
All tilapia production is grown in ponds, cages, or in tanks or raceways. Ponds are used in extensive, semi-intensive and intensive tilapia production. Pond culture is by far the most common method being employed on a global scale. Tanks or raceways involve considerably greater expense to construct, but offer greater control. They are typically used in intensive grow out of tilapias, or in the tilapia hatchery. Tilapia cage culture is limited by availability of high quality sites.
This fish is highly cultured in Iraq, home of the famous (Masgouf) fish dish. Carp has been increasingly cultured in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East and is mainly cultured through ponds.
Like Tilapia & other fish, critical environmental parameters must be properly managed to have a successful fish farm. This includes dissolved oxygen, ammonia, nitrites, and carbon dioxide. Other important factors to control within the fish farming include pH, nitrates, and alkalinity. To produce Carp in a cost effective manner, aquatic production systems must be capable of maintaining all of these water quality variables in a safe range for the entire grow-out period. Proper feeding of a nutritionally balanced floating fish feed is critical to success for any fish farming operation to produce excellent growth rates & feed conversion ratios.