Carp and Pond Fish Culture: Including Chinese Herbivorous Species, Pike, Tench, Zander, Wels Catfish, Goldfish, African Catfish and Sterlet, 2nd Edition
Preface to the Second Edition.
Characteristics of Carp Farming.
Historical Background of Carp Husbandry.
The Development of Cyprinid Farming in Europe.
2 The Principles of Carp Farming.
Growth of Carp in Fish Ponds.
The Farming Cycle.
Planning and Stocking of Ponds.
The Fish Farm.
3 The Technology of Seed Production.
Development of Propagation Methods.
Preparation of Broodstock for Artificial Propagation.
Stripping and Fertilising the Eggs.
Control of the Hatching Process.
Larval Rearing in the Hatchery.
4 The Technology of Fry Rearing.
Selection and Preparation of Ponds.
Transporting and Stoking of Feeding Fry (Larvae).
The Development of the Plankton Population.
‘Two' Step Rearing.
'Single' Step Rearing.
5 The Annual Cycle of Carp HusbandryL Ongrowing Fingerling Fish to Market Size.
Fertilising and Natural Food Development.
Stocking and Transportation.
Yield Estimation and Sample Fishing.
Autumn Harvesting and Sorting.
Wintering as a Technological Operation.
6 The Propagation of Other Pond Fish Species.
The Propagation and Rearing of Herbivorous Fish.
The Propagation and Rearing of Tench.
The Propagation and Rearing of Pike.
The Propagation and Rearing of Zander (Pike Perch).
The Propagation and Rearing of Wels Catfish.
The Propagation and Rearing of Goldfish.
The Propagation of African Catfish.
The Propagation of Sterlet.
Appendix 1 - Reproduction Biology of Pond Fish.
Appendix 2 - Hatchery Propagation of Pond Fish.
Appendix 3 - Fry Rearing in Farm Ponds.
Appendix 4 - Yield of Carp (in monoculture) in Farm Ponds.
Appendix 5 - Yield of Carp (in monoculture) in Farm Ponds (semi-intensive management).
Appendix 6 - Yield of Fish Ponds Under Extensive Management (polyculture).
Appendix 7 - Yield of Fish Ponds under Semi-intensive Management (polyculture).
Appendix 8 - Long-term Treatments in Pond Conditions (without water exchange).
Appendix 9 - Rapid Treatments of Fish in Tanks.
"The book is very easy to read... gives you a real insight on the subject. The authors have many years of experience farming the species they write about." (Aquaculture Magazine, 2002)
* Much new information on fertilisation, feeding, stocking, pond aeration
* Authors are well known for their work on these species
* Carp and other cyprinids are of huge commercial importance