Price of Catfish and Catfish Feed in Nigeria this Week

Catfish farming

Catfish farming is a branch of Agriculture that has a spot on the list of some of the most lucrative businesses in the world. In Nigeria, catfish farmers engage mostly in rearing the African Catfish type because of its strength and ability to cope well and grow to maturity even under the most uncomfortable circumstances.

17REPORTS is committed to publishing all that you need to know about catfishes, catfish rearing, catfish diseases, catfish mortality, catfish ponds, prices of feed and many more, as it applies to catfish business in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

This article is a continuation of the weekly update of the latest price of fingerlings, Juveniles, and table size catfish as well as the prices of some of the best fish feed and other necessary items we could find in the market near us.

Every weekend, we take our time to stroll through the catfish farms in our locality, and visit catfish markets in town to see all that is happening concerning the catfish business, so as to keep you well informed and constantly updated, because an informed farmer is a wealthy farmer.

Therefore, following our guides and detailed suggestions, we can guarantee you a positive farming experience, and high quality yield to crown your efforts at the end of the farming season. We also try to connect you to adequate needed information in the catfish business.

Read this: Types of catfish ponds and factors to consider when choosing a suitable pond

Price of Catfish this week

1. Fingerlings (3 – 4 cm): N20

2. Juveniles (4 – 6 cm): N30

3. Jumbo (7 – 9 cm): N45

4. Table size

  • Average (0.5 – 0.6kg): N660
  • Medium (0.7 – 0.9kg): N800
  • Large (1kg): N9,000

5. Brooder stock

  • Male: N1,500
  • Female: N2,000

Price of Catfish Feed this Week

1. Skretting

  • 1.8mm: N6,800
  • 2mm: N9,000
  • 3mm: N8,200
  • 4mm: N6,200

2. Vital

  • 1.5mm: N6,700
  • 2mm: N8,550
  • 3mm: N6,600
  • 4mm: N5,700

3. Aller Aqua

  • 1.8mm: N7,000
  • 2mm: N10,500
  • 3mm: N8,300
  • 4mm: N8,000

4. Blue Crown

  • 2mm: N6,600
  • 3mm: N5,900
  • 4mm: N5,900
  • 6mm: N5,500

5. Coppens

  • 1.5mm: N6,200
  • 2mm: N7,300
  • 3mm: N4,400
  • 4mm: N4,400

6. Eco Float

  • 3mm: N4,400
  • 4mm: N4,350
  • 6mm: N4,000

7. Ziegler

  • 2mm: N9,000
  • 4mm: N7,400

Price of Catfish feed ingredients this week

In case you specialize on making your own catfish feed, here is a list of the most important ingredients as we observed in the markets. Price is per Kg.

  • Local Fish: N400
  • Fish Concentrate: N1,100
  • Fish Meal (72 percent): N900
  • MagMeal: N350
  • Poultry Meal: N380
  • Bone Meal: N75
  • Blood Meal: N300
  • Bern seed: N100
  • Soy Meal: N155
  • G/nut Content: N150
  • Dough: N80
  • Maize: N88
  • Garri: N75
  • Biscuit waste: N90
  • Molasses: N100

Note: If you’re interested in learning the best ways of formulating your fish feed by yourself, you can indicate by leaving a comment in the comments box below this article, and we will be available to connect with you and provide you with an elaborate tutorial that will help you to learn how to start formulating fish feed by yourself using all the ingredients mentioned above.

Price of other items this week

1. Drugs/Antibiotics

  • Aquaceryl plus (100g): N500
  • Aqua Sterilizer (1000mls): N1,200
  • Fish cure (100g): N450
  • Fishbiotic (100g): N500

2. Supplements

  • Fish growth booster (1Ltr): N500
  • SuperGro: N1,000
  • Fish Vitamins: N400

3. Equipments/Tools

  • Protective pond net: N400 per yard
  • Long broom (Pond sweeper): N500
  • Fishing net and rod (Large): N1,500
  • Fishing net and rod (Small): N1,200
  • Plastic tank (1000Ltr): N20,000
  • Plastic tank (3000Ltr): N50,000

Read also: 5 Main causes of catfish mortality and how to avoid them


So there you have it!

We are dedicated to serving our esteemed guests all the important information concerning catfish business and the catfish market in most parts of Nigeria.

We are available to receive your suggestions, enquiries or opinions regarding catfish rearing from fry stage to final maturity.

Make sure you always visit this page for the latest updates and news in the catfish business.


Oliagba Innocent is the owner of 17REPORTS.COM and writes on various agriculture and farming related topics such as poultry, fishery, agribusinesses, agro-allied products and many more.

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