Spawning common snakehead.

Spawning common snakehead (Channa striata)


Common snakehead spawning process can be done on concrete ponds with size 5 x 3 m, height 1 m. Before the spawning process pond that will be used for spawning sites need to be dried in advance for approximately 3-4 days. This drying is done to eradicate pests. into the spawning pond included water with a depth of 50 cm.

at the time of spawning the water depth is maintained as deep as 50 cm. in the spawning pond is given aquatic plants in the form of "eceng gondok" (Eichhornia crassipes) that cover most of the surface of the spawning pond. After the spawning pond is ready then the input of 30 pairs of mains ready to spawn.

during spawning, spawning ponds should be observed and see if any eggs float on the surface or not. If the spawning pond has eggs that appear on the surface of the water, then the eggs are taken using a smooth Skopnet and common snakehead eggs are inserted into the aquarium for further hatching.

The number of eggs produced for a single tail of the common snakehead is 10,000-11,000 eggs.


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