Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fish farming in Kerala

There are primarily 6 species of commercially cultivated fishes in Kerala. Out of the 6, three are Indian carps (Catla, Rohu and Mrugal) and three are Chinese carps (silver carp, grass carp and common carp). The fishes of the family Cyprinidae, the largest fresh water fish family, are commonly called by the name carp. Though there are thousands of species in the family, colloquially, only the larger species are often called by the name carp.

Information on fish stocking from Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Kerala

Indian Carps

These are commonly found in rivers in Kerala.

Name: Catla
Scientific Name: Catla catla
Malayalam: catla, cutla
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Name: Rohu carp
Scientific Name: Labeo rohita
Malayalam: Rohu

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Name: Indian mrigal carp
Scientific Name: Cirrhinus mrigala
Malayalam: mrigal, mrugal

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Chinese Carps

Name: silver carp

Scientific Name: Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

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Name: grass carp

Scientific Name: Ctenopharyngodon idella

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Name: common carp

Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio

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The composite fish culture involving these 6 species is found to be highly profitable, according to researches. This methodologoy is becoming popular among the fish farmes nowadays. In composite fish culture the 6 species are stocked together in farms and ponds.

What is meant by Composite fish Culture?
In a pond, the surface is occupied by floating organisms like plankton, the column region with live and dead organic matter sunk from the surface, and the bottom with detritus or dead organic matter. The different trophic levels of a pond can be utilized for increasing the profitability of fish culture.
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Common fishes found in Kerala

13 comments:

  1. dear anil i am interested in farming rohu and cutla fihes in a large pond near my house. could you please help me by giving me information about where can i get baby fishes . please mail me at sonijohn@airtelmail.in

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  2. this blog is excellent and thanks to the administrators

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  3. DEAR ANIL PLEASE SEND ME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DIFFERENT TROPHIC LEVELS USED BY CARPS.

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  6. hi would like to know if any one is selling these fishes .

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  7. dear frnd, i am interested in farming rohu and cutla and all other fresh water fishes in several tanks in my house.could you please help me by giving me information about where can i get baby fishes. please mail me at jyothishjishnu@gmail.com.,my house is near sasthamkotta in kollam.

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  9. i am interested in farming catfish in plastic tanks..plz help me with the details ..asap...

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  10. dear frnd, please help me by giving me information about where can i get baby fishes. please mail me at vivekvmv06@gmail.com or vmv_05@rediffmail.com
    my house is near Cherthala in Alappuzha.

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  11. where to get grass carp in Thrissur?

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  12. Hii,
    I Appreciated your blog and nice information about Rohu Fish Farming.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. SIR,
    what is the stocking rate of tilapia , while doing a cage culture

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