UP Visayas develops bangus feeder for better fish growth
The 2015 annual report of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) recently released the outcome of the development of bangus feeders.
The UP Visayas in Iloilo has came up with two prototype models of automated-mechanical bangus feeders (top and bottom feeders) which were put to test in bangus cultured in cages in Cebu, Manila Bulletin reported.
The trials of the feeders showed promising outcome for the use of the feeders for high-density milkfish culture, Manila Bulletin said.
On the average, the fish fed with bottom feeding showed better results than those fed purely through broadcasting. Milkfish that were fed at higher densities of 100 fish per cubic meter of water and 75 fish per cubic meter were larger than those that were reared at density of 50 fish per cubic meter.
The results support the effectiveness of bottom feeding in improving growth performance of fish, the report said.