This manual has been prepared as an easy-to-read guide to the choice, manufacture, storage and use of feed in small-scale aquaculture. It was written for fish and crustacean farmers, extension officers and university aquaculture students.
Feeding increases the productivity of aquaculture farms but it constitutes the highest single cost item of running expenditure. Care in its use is therefore imperative. The manual attempts to answer the basic questions likely to be asked by those intending to apply feed as part of a programme to intensify production.
The main sections of the manual deal with the need to feed, feed composition, choice of feeds, feed manufacture, nutritional requirements, storage, feeding practice, record keeping and likely problems. Eighteen appendices cover a wide range of related topics including examples of feed formulae, feed machinery, feeding devices, simple tables of feed composition, binders, feeding tables and analytical methods.