Production of tambaqui in tank: creation and handling techniques

Fish farming in nurseries is constantly evolving and, to meet the different stages of fish farming, it is necessary to adopt production systems that allow a quick turnover of the capital involved in the activity and that guarantee the financial health of the enterprise. Furthermore, as with any zootechnical activity, there are risks involved that must be managed.

In this context, the tambaqui rearing system in excavated tanks has proven to be more suitable than cultivation in dams, since there is no water exchange during cultivation and the water volume is determined by the flow of springs and rainwater. piped to the installation. This system allows greater control of the physical-chemical parameters of the water, resulting in better zootechnical indices in the crops.

It is worth noting that tambaqui is a species of low tolerance to sudden changes in some water characteristics, especially temperature. Therefore, the choice of breeding system and proper management are fundamental for successful production.

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Main characteristics of tambaqui

Tambaqui is a prominent fish in Brazilian fish farming due to its ease of creation, being one of the most sought after by the consumer market. This species presents great adaptability to different breeding conditions, allowing its creation throughout the national territory.

As it originates from fresh and tropical waters, the management of the species is simplified. In addition, tambaqui is widely used in gastronomy and has a good sale value, which contributes to its great demand in the market.

How long does it take for tambaqui to reach 1 kg

The tambaqui breeding cycle can be adapted according to the system used. The fattening time, for example, can be influenced by the capacity of the production units, water temperature and food management.

On average, the breeding cycle lasts from 8 months to 1 year, a period in which the fish reach the appropriate weight for commercialization, which varies between 1 and 2 kg. In some cases, in 18 month rearing, fish can exceed 2.1 kg.

The appropriate weight for marketing tambaqui varies according to the requirements of the consumer market. To achieve the expected results, it is necessary to adopt basic care and choose the right place and type of management for the fish.

tambaqui feeding

Feeding tambaquis is divided into three stages: initial, fattening and finishing, in which the fish must receive adequate types and amounts of food. During the feeding process, it is important to monitor the appetite, speed and voracity with which the fish feed.

In summary, tambaqui fish farming is a growing activity in Brazil, with great demand in the consumer market due to its ease of creation, adaptation to different conditions and commercial value. However, it is important for fish farmers to adopt basic care and adequate management strategies to ensure healthy fish development, including protection against predators and infectious agents. With these measures, it is possible to obtain better zootechnical indices in crops and keep the activity financially healthy.

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