For fishes to survive, grow and reproduce, fish need to feed on organic materials such as plants, and other animals, or prepared feeds containing plant and animal material. It is therefore most important for you to ensure that your fish get the feed they require, both in quality and in quantity. We offer complete feeds that are balanced in ingredients to supply farmed fishes with the required nutritional value.
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There are various feed sources for farmed fishes and fish farms are classified based on these feeding systems:
Natural food is found naturally in the pond. It may include detritus, bacteria, plankton, worms, insects, snails, aquatic plants and fish. Their abundance greatly depends on water quality. Liming and fertilization (in particular organic fertilization) can help you to provide a good supply of natural food to your fish.
Supplementary feeds are feeds regularly distributed to the fish in the pond. They usually consist of cheap materials locally available such as terrestrial plants, kitchen wastes or agricultural by-products.
Complete fish feed may also be regularly distributed. They are made from a mixture of carefully selected ingredients to provide all the nutrients necessary for the fish to grow well. They must be made in a form which the fish find easy to eat and digest. These feeds are quite difficult to make on the farm and are usually quite expensive to buy.
The system of production can be classified according to the type of food given to the fish:
Extensive: fish production depends entirely on natural food;
Semi-intensive: fish production depends on both natural food and supplementary feed; more fish may be reared in the pond;
Intensive: fish production depends entirely on complete feed, and the stocking rate no longer depends on food availability but on other factors such as water quality.