With EM4 Technology, Catfish Cultivation Growth is Maximize

High productivity in the cultivation of catfish without the support of fisheries technology will cause many problems such as inadequate growth, bad odor and can cause death to fish. One of the most effective treatment is by using EM4 technology to increase bacteria decomposition of organic matter, suppress pathogen bacterial growth, stimulate digestive enzymes and improve water quality.

EM4 is beneficial to increase fish body defense, increase fish growth and size, increases immunostimulant or fish resistance, improves fish’s endurance thus reducing antibiotic use. Efficient energy in water quality management, fermentation of feed waste, sewage, at the base of the pond. Increases dissolved oxygen (DO) and water become clean so there is no need for repeated water replacement. It also dissolves ammonia gas, methane and hydrogen sulfide. Maintain environmental quality and be safe and eco-friendly.

Location: Jawa Bali, Cinere Depok Jawa Barat

EM Application

One of the benefits of EM4 technology we can look is at Sangkuriang type cultivation venture as Pilot Projec PT. PLN (Persero) P3B Jawa Bali At Cinere Depok Jawa Barat. According to M. Basuki, the PT PLN CSR program is intended for the utilization of integrated agricultural productive land in the SUTET area. It is form for the utilization of land created by the cultivation of catfish in the pond ” With this construction it is hoped that the farmers will be capable entrepreneurs in the cultivation of catfish using canvas. We tested the fisheries under SUTET and it worked and we implemented it in the field with the farmers, which is good.

According to Basuki, this effort is a form of caring for the community that is being passed by SUTET so PT. Java P3B PLN (persero) creates pilot project ”Dumbo catfish cultivation technique by leveraging the land surrounding the office which later became the forerunner of the community under SUTET. Also to prove the effort under SUTET is not dangerous. In addition to the use of organic matter with EM4, the research is in collaboration with UGM Jogyakarta in Microbiology, agriculture and fisheries. Reference is made to BPBAT (Balai Freshwater Fish Cultivation Research) in West Java province of Sukabumi and Subang. Catfish is one of the most widely used freshwater fish by the Indonesian people especially in Java. Catfish cultivation is growing fast because it can be cultivated on high density and low water resources, cultivation technology is relatively accessible to the public, marketing is relatively easy and the capital of the business is relatively low.

Effects & Results

The development of catfish cultivation has been increasing since the introduction of the Dumbo catfish species in Indonesia in 1985. The advantage of the dumbo catfish is that compared to the local catfish, they grow faster, produce more eggs and are more resistant to disease. The type of other developed catfish is sangkuriang catfish. Sangkuriang catfish have high productivity and can also be produced in larger quantities in a shorter period of time compared to the cultivation of ordinary dumbo catfish. The taste of sangkuriang catfish is also so good that people like it. As contra with the biological properties of the dumbo catfish, Sangkuriang catfish belong to the omnivore.

In early stage of developement environment, the catfish can use plankton, worms, insects, small shrimp and mollusca as its food. For cultivation efforts, commercial use of pellets is highly recommended as it has a great impact on increasing efficiency and productivity. Cultivation of Sangkuriang catfish can be done in the area at a height of 1 m – 800 m dpi. Location requirements, both soil and water quality are not very specific, which means that the use of adequate technology especially in terms of cultivation of water temperature is still possible on land with altitudes above 800 m. However, when cultivated on a mass scale it should be mindful of the surrounding environment and social environment.