How To Start Aquaculture?

Just recently, aquaculture or aqua farming popped out in my mind to try out as a good hobby and at the same ideal business idea because of the fact that fish consumption is by far healthier than pork and beef and also due to the global climate changes, fishes in their natural habitats are slowly decreasing in number.

This idea which I thought would be effective once I shared to M. And because of his curiosity as well, he keen-fully investigate and ask his network who has knowledge and experiences about aquaculture.

Thence he concluded that it is not as easy as I thought to start aquaculture since a favorable environment where ponds will be situated are needed. The water sources to be used should be carefully eyed at and of course, the source of fish fry. He also added that when he talked to Tilapia fish breeder, the breeder was doing his amplifier; though M wasn’t sure if it was since it looked like a tremendous eventide at Musicians friend and that he felt awkward to talk about fishing where the breeder was busy doing other stuff. But enough that the breeder was friendly, their talk was still smooth.

Fishes for Aquaculture

Aquaculture or aquatic farming is a good idea to venture in business industry. Most of the fishes for aquaculture are Tilapia, Carp and Salmon.

TilapiaTilapia (image from dealbreaker.com)

CarpCarp (image from cornell.edu)

SalmonSalmon (image from cornell.edu)

These above mentioned and indicated fishes for aquaculture are freshwater fishes which are purposely for human consumption. They are often reared in ponds or even in large tanks.

Fishes at Sumilon Bluewater Resort

I took this image below during our day tour at the Sumilon Bluewater Resort in Cebu province.

Fishes at Sumilon Bluewater ResortFishes at Sumilon Bluewater Resort

I am not sure what kind of fishes are these but they looked like Tilapia fishes. Tilapia fishes belong to the cichlid family of fishes. Since they prefer freshwater environment, they usually inhabit shallow streams and rivers, ponds, lakes and sometimes in brackish waters.  I wonder if putting up pool heat pumps could cater the temperature needs of theses Tilapia fishes because they prefer water temperatures above 21°C.

Freshwater Aquarium Fishes

There are a lot of freshwater aquarium fishes to choose from to rear at home.

Some of which are as follows:

  1. Bichirs and Reedfishes
  2. Armored catfishes like Aspidoras, Brochis, Callichthys, and CorydorasAirbreathing catfishes
  3. Banjo catfishes
  4. Talking catfishes
  5. Squeakers and upside-down catfishes
  6. Shark catfishes
  7. Sea catfishes
  8. Sheatfish
  9. Bagrid catfish
  10. Long-whiskered catfish
  11. Tetras
  12. Hatchet Fishes
  13. Pencil Fishes
  14. Headstanders

Expect more list of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes in my upcoming posts.