Seed and Grow-out Production of Big Head Carp

Seed Production

The bighead carp is a freshwater fish, one of several Asian carps. It has a large, scaleless head, a large mouth, and eyes located very low on the head. They are primarily filter-feeders that feed on zooplankton, phytoplankton, and detritus. Bighead carp are native to Eastern Asia and has been introduced to numerous countries worldwide due to its value as food.

Why bighead carp?

  • Grows fast, reaching 2-4 kg in 4-6 months
  • Used as raw material in value-added fish products
  • Can be polycultured with other carp species, tilapia, milkfish, catfish, etc.

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SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Room 102, Ground Floor, Philippine Social Science Center
Commonwealth Ave. corner Central Ave.
1101 Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 455-0981, 927-5542
Telefax: (02) 927-7825
E-mail: [email protected]

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Tigbauan 5021, Iloilo
Trunkline connecting all offices:
(033) 315-5665; (033) 511-9170 to 71
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