Hito (Catfish) Raising


If you want to know tips and procedure how to culture Catfish or Hito, then this is the post your looking for.

Hito can be raised in a small pond. There are two common varieties of catfish in the Philippines—one that is our own native hito that thrives in rice fields and rivers, sometimes in muddy places; and the other one brought over from Thailand or Taiwan. Both kinds can be raised and grown commercially.

Within four months, hito can grow as big as a size weighing 300-400 grams or three in a kilo. In Taiwan, they grow hito as big as two kilos each.

Hito from Taiwan origin is dark gray with white belly.

Cage

1. For commercial purposes, one hectare of fish pond can rear as many as 100,000 small hito or fingerlings. In other countries like Thailand, they grow as many as 300,000 to 400,000 fingerlings in one hectare of fish pond.

2. The sides of the fishpond should be concrete so as to withstand flood or heavy rains. The smaller the grow-out ponds, the easier to manager them. (1 ½ hectare)

3. It is not necessary to provide an aerator even if the fish population is big because the hito has an auxiliary respiratory organ and can naturally breathe fresh air; therefore it is not stressed by low dissolved oxygen levels.

4. The ponds water depth must be about one and half meters ( ½ m) throughout the culture period. fresh water may be drawn from a nearby river. Change of water is done when it becomes murky.

Feed

Hito needs protein, so they like flesh meat. They can also thrive on any food growing in the pond bottom, or they can eat one another, or escape from the pond. So, they must be provided with enough protein foods—carcass, trash fish, commercial fish feed.

Some hito growers get their carcass feed from chicken or poultry internal organs, or trash fish from fishermen.

It takes four months to grow hito that is about 2 kilograms, or three-to-four-pieces per kilo.



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23 comments:

  1. tanong ko lng po.di po ba pwede din ung katulad sa kulungan ng baboy pra mag raise ka ng hito kung wla kang pwesto na katulad sa fishpond.at kung sakali po na nkapagraise kna at ready to harvest na.kanino ko po pwede ibenta or makipag deal.tnx po and more power!!

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  2. parang simply lang ang growing system ng hito,pero walang mabili na fingerlings dito sa Bukidnon... can we produce fingerlings backyard system or in an 8 cubic meter concrete pond?
    the idea is to produce fingerlings for sale.

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  3. pwede na ang backyard raising sa pag-raise ng hito para sa min na gustong magsimula pero walang enough space? saan pwedeng makabili ng fingerlings and more tips on how to start with this business. Magkano po ba ang minimum amount of capital needed to start for small entrepreneurs?
    maraming salamat po and more power...

    Ivy of pampanga

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  4. ano-ano po ba ang maaaring maging sakit ng mga hito. may mga sign po ba o senyales na may sakit o peste ang mga ito? kung sakali pano po ba ito maiiwasan?

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  5. pno po bng mag parami ng fingerling gus2 ko sna matu2 magparami pki email nmn po ako marjesjulius@yahoo.com

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  6. pwde po bng malaman kung pno magparami ng hito my alga n ko hito now kya lng malayo binibilihan ko ng fingerling gus2 ko sna matu2nan magparami ng fingerlings

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  7. Saan ho ba makakabili ng fingerlings?

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  8. sa lahat ng may mga katanungan tungkol sa hito kung paano mag paparami at mag alaga,maaari kayong makipag ugnayan sa akin, paulgsebastian@gmail.com or you can call me # 09275535254 at para sa tanong ni master ryan marami na maaaring maging sakit ang hito at ito ay maiiwasan at magagamot kung may sapat na kaalaman ang nag aalaga,

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  9. fingerlings african hito for sale,,

    location jala jala rizal,,

    contact no. 09213645273,,

    vj jocson,,

    tnx,,

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  10. RUBEN GO
    Location
    SAN MIGUEL,LUBAO,PAMPANGA, 2005 Lubao, Philippines
    About
    HITO PRODUCTION
    Description
    AFRICAN HITO
    HITO FINGERLINGS AND FRY

    Products
    HITO
    Email
    rbn_go14@yahoo.com
    Phone
    09193740253

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  11. RUBEN GO
    Location
    SAN MIGUEL,LUBAO,PAMPANGA, 2005 Lubao, Philippines
    About
    HITO PRODUCTION
    Description
    AFRICAN HITO
    HITO FINGERLINGS AND FRY
    Products
    HITO
    Email
    rbn_go14@yahoo.com
    Phone
    09193740253

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  12. AFRICAN HITO for sale:
    Location: Bustos, bulacan
    growout- 83ph/kilo (4% mortality per 100kilos)
    fingerlings-
    size: 1100pcs/200-220grams- 45cents/pc (10% mortality per 1000pcs)
    1100pcs/300-340grams- 65cents/pc (10%mortality per 100pcs)
    fastgrower fingerlings-
    size: 550pcs/230-250grams-1ph/pc (10%mortality per 1000pcs)
    pls contact pia or gene thru 09487854365 or email us at prado_sophia@yahoo.com for any information/details. thanks.

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  13. growout- 83ph/kilo (4% mortality per 100kilos)
    fingerlings-
    size: 1100pcs/200-220grams- 45cents/pc (10% mortality per 1000pcs)
    1100pcs/300-340grams- 65cents/pc (10%mortality per 100pcs)
    fastgrower fingerlings-
    size: 550pcs/230-250grams-1ph/pc (10%mortality per 1000pcs)
    pls contact pia or gene 09487854365 for any information/details. thanks.

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    1. saan po pwde bumili ng fingerlings hito dto sa davao?

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  14. e kung pang kain lang po, pwede po bang gamitin yung kwadradong drum na nabibili? 1X1 meters po and measurement..

    salamant

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  15. i was planning na mag negosyo ng hito..pero di ko alam kung magkano ang kailangan na capital..ano po ba dapat|?

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    1. Ang ideal na capital para mag alaga ng hito 30k to 50k pero depede rin po sa pond area kong ilan ang kayang e karga.. halimba kong ang size ng fishpond mo ay 1000sqm. pwede mo syang kargahan ng 15k to 20k na fineglings kong maganda ang patubig, pero kong alanganin ang patubig 5k to 10k lang para mas mabilis lumaki. but take note: big capacity and small capacity are the same effort but difference result.big capital big income.. napakaganda ang kita ng hito basta marunong ka mag alaga at ang pina ka importante ang pond preperation bago mo hulogan ng fingerlings para makuha ang magandang harvest. sa mga karagdagang informasyon maaari nyo po akong tawagan sa no. na ito.cp no.09193121822 tel.no.305-4221 roy of isabela.

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  16. sa tugbok pre e try pangutana sa hitoan

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  17. mga sir ask lang ko asa ta pwede makabaligya ug hito dri sa davao salamat

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  18. yes, i have an idea to start the african catfish farming but my problem where do i get the fingerlings and where to market here in cebu?

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  19. Looking for HITO reseller.

    2000 kilos available (1 kilo - 3 to 4 pcs)

    Location: Laguna

    09209485038 -

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  20. we have available 300 kilos of chicken for disposal that you can use as feeds for your African hito, interested please contact 09328713948 (Jao)

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