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CULTIVATION OF RED TAILS(Brycon cephalus)
Red-tailed shad, Brycon cephalus, is a rheophilic Characidae from the Amazon basin of Peru and Brazil.
“The shad (Brycon melanopterus, Cope 1872) corresponds to the third species of native fish of major importance of culture in fresh water in South America" "
The main producers are Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay, the Palmeiras Fund has started the cultivation and process of reproduction and adaptability of this fish in Central Selva. Its commercial size is between 35 and 40 cm. And its weight from 0.3 to 1 kg .; Is an omnivorous fish with a preference for vegetable food.
Taking into account the comparative advantages with which our country counts on the development of the cultivation of the resource "sábalo" (Peru), "yamú" (Colombia) or "matrinxã" (Brazil). Brycon sp., And on the part of the aquaculturists of the Amazon region the interest to know the different technological advances in the cultivation of the resource chad, one of the most important fishery resources in the Amazon basin.
In Silver Corporation we have been cultivating this species since 2015, obtaining favorable results of adaptability and reproduction with this species, for them we have a research laboratory and hormonal induction with professionals specialized in the subject.