Ovatide®

The Benchmark In Fish Spawning Formulation

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India's first indigenously developed spawning formulation

Ovatide® is a highly active and ready to use injectable solution containing a synthetic peptide. analogous to Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) with = dopamine antagonist. It promotes reproduction in several species of fishes by inducing ovulation and spermeation.

Specific advantages of Ovatide®

  • Use of Ovatide represents the most modern and advanced technology for spawning of fish at considerably low cost.
  • Fishes injected with Ovatide® produce increased number of eggs through complete spawning with high fertilization and hatching percentage.
  • Low viscosity of Ovatide makes it easily injectable.
  • Administered in a single dose without causing any adverse effect on brood fish after injection.
  • Effective even under adverse climatic conditions.
  • Can be stored at room temperature (25-30┬░C).
  • Male and female brood fish are injected simultaneously
  • Ovatide® produces healthy fish seeds of good growth rate.

Dose of Ovatide® for Various Fishes

Species Dose
Male Female
Catla (Catla catla) 0.40-050 0.20-0.30
30 Rohu (Labeo rohita) 0.20-0.40 0.10-0.20
Mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala) 0.20-0.40 0.10-0.20
Silver Carp (Hypothalmichthys Malitrix) 0.40-0.50 0.20-0.25
Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) 0.40-0.50 0.20-0.25
Kalbasu (Labeo calbasu) 0.20-0.30 0.10-0.20

How To Use

  • After selecting sexually mature and healthy female / male fish, find out the weight and calculate the required amount of Ovatide to be injected.
  • If sedation is required in the case of highly sensitive varieties of fishes, anaesthetize the fish using any recommended agent in usual manner.
  • Hold the fish firmly and inject the calculated amount of Ovatide solution intramuscularly in the region of caudal peduncle above the lateral line using a 2 ml hypodermic syringe having 0.1 ml graduations fitted with a No. 22 needle.
  • Draw only required amount of Ovatide from the vial directly through the syringe and expel the trapped air, if any, with the needle pointing upwards before giving injection.

Successfully tested on Catfish at Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Philippines.

Species Dose
Male Female
Asian Catfish (C. macrocephalus) 0.2 0.1 - 0.2

Ovatide® s also tested and tried successfully in Malaysia on African catfish (Clarias gariepinus).

Species Dose
Male Female
African Catfish (C. gariepinus) 0.2 0.1 - 0.2

Verdicts from Fishery Scientists and Fish Farmers From World Wide