Topic of Training


Tips for good fish culture practices


Ornamental fish breeding & culture – a flourishing avenue for self-employment generation

  1. Ornamental or aquarium fish can be grown in cisterns or ponds
  2. Cisterns may be made up of cement, fiberglass or recycled plastic materials
  3. These fish can also be grown directly in ponds or in enclosures fixed in ponds
  4. Beginners may start with different varieties of live bearers such as guppy, molly, platy or sword tail
  5. A pair of mature live bearer may first be released in a small mud tumbler & provided with sufficient feed.
  6. The offsprings produced by the pair may be collected & released in tanks and fed with planktons
  7. The egg bearers like koi carp, milky carp and varieties of goldfish may be tried
  8. For the beginners it is advisable to first practice rearing of small fry of any egg bearer upto marketable size of 3-4 inches in ponds or tanks
  9. Breeding behavior of egg bearers vary from species to species and may be tried by farmers, once experience is gathered, by growing ornamental fish for some time.
  10. It is better to apply live feed such as zooplanktons, chopped earthworm or mollusc meat, aquatic insects, tubifex worms, etc to the ornamental fish for better growth, colour, maturity and to reduce input cost


(For ornamental fish & indigenous fish – please contact RAKVK, Nimpith over telephone or e-mail)

e-mail:,, Mobile No. 9434437058


Tips for Saline water inundated freshwater fish ponds :

  1. If possible, dewater the ponds as far as practicable
  2. If ponds are disinfected by spraying bleaching powder, it is necessary to rigorously agitate water to remove chlorine before stocking fish
  3. After accumulation of fresh rain water in the saline water infested ponds, advanced fingerlings of both brackish water and fresh water species may be released after “Suitability testing” by holding fish in a net enclosure in the pond for 24-48 hrs.
  4. Giant fresh water prawn & tiger shrimp may also be tried in such ponds
  5. Tilapia may also be a suitable species to grow in such ponds