Ornamental Fish Farm

You might have enjoyed watching fish on display in aquariums in hotels, and pet shops. Are you interested in raising fish that are mainly used for aesthetic purposes? Read our guide and discover helpful information about ornamental fish farming, like what species is best for rearing by a beginner, and what equipment are needed for an ornamental fish farm.

One type of fish that aquaculturists could rear is ornamental fish. There are hundreds of ornamental fish species but the most commonly cultured ones for commercialization are those that are popular and in demand, like guppy, moly, and sword tail.

These species are either hatched from eggs (guppies) or born live (moly and sword tail). Carps and goldfish, which are equally popular, came from eggs.

Starting an Ornamental Fish Farm

If you are a beginner, start with species that are inexpensive and grown easily, particularly those that are born live. Afterwards, when you have fully learned the biology, feeding pattern and optimum condition for raising live-bearing fish, you could try rearing egg-layers. It is also wise for you to concentrate on growing a single species while you are still learning. In particular, try raising guppies first. They are easy to grow because they are well adapted and easy to feed.

You can pursue ornamental fish farming by breeding broodstock for sale to fish farmers, rearing fish from broodstock or by doing both. So that you could master all the aspects of growing the fish, it is suggested that you grow the young ones until maturity, which could take around four to six months.

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Ornamental Fish Farm Equipment

An important consideration in starting an ornamental fish farm is space. The space requirements for breeding broodstock, raising young fish or doing both, are different. They also vary for the type of fish cultured. To start a fish farm, you would need to invest on a shed for protecting cultures; tanks for breeding and rearing and for holding the broodstock and larvae; nets; and pump. The tanks could be made of clay, fiber glass, cement or plastic. Cement tanks are favoured because they are durable and easy to maintain. Pumps are needed for lifting of water to tanks.

You should be prepared afterwards to spend for feed, medicines, electricity, fuel, and wages for staff. Feed (live food or commercial feeds) as well as constant supply of water and space are necessities for every fish farm. Water can be sourced from wells. Water quality must be maintained through the use of biofilters. More specific requirements for a fish farm include water supply network, electrical network, air blower, heater, aquarium, and laboratory instruments (for culture). Make sure you have standby power for use during emergencies. You would need a generator to run filters and aerators in case power goes off for a considerable period of time.
 

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250 Comments

  • nasir alliani said on October 15, 2009
    pls send me detail info of ornamental fish farming .
  • JR said on October 19, 2009
    Interested in all details concerning location including how it is affected by weather/climate aspects.
  • Francis Kirira said on November 17, 2009
    please send me full information on ornamental fish farming. I am in Kenya highlands a city called nyeri where temp. range between 12 - 24 degrees centigrade
  • mustafa hussain said on December 3, 2009
    Please send me in details about how to start a ornamental fish farm also about its international market. I am in Assa, the North Eastern Part of India which is the home of 85% ornamental fish found in India.
  • sanjesh gupta said on December 6, 2009
    I am working as Farm manager in Jammu and kashmir (India) fisheries department. we have one ornamental fish breeding farm and got success in breeding GOld fish, koi carp, Guppy, swordtail and mollies. we intend to breed egg layers. please send detail information how to begin with. sanjesh Gupta
  • Dinesh.B said on December 18, 2009
    I would like to start an ornamental fish breeding farm around chennai outskirts any one interested in joint venture can mail me in abdinesh@hotmail.com or call me in 09600074570
  • dasanjayaraman said on December 18, 2009
    I have started the following ornamental fishes farm at my house located in a village of chertally in alleppey dist of kerala state in india. 1).gappy, 2)moly, 3)flatty, 4)Gold fish, 5)coloured gold fishes, 6)Koikarp, 7)Blue moof, 8)black moof, 9)kissing gowrami, and gowrami. Please give me details of marketing
  • dr sumit jayaswal said on December 27, 2009
    I am in India in Kerala. Want to know where to market my Gold fish. Where to export them.
  • David said on December 27, 2009
    If you are searching where you can sell your produced ornamental fishes or aquatic plants then you can sell them to Make My Hobby http://www.MakeMyHobby.com. We purchase directly from small farmers with no middleman involvement.
  • mohammad reza karimi said on December 28, 2009
    i would like to start ornamental fish farm in shiraz - fars - iran
  • Abdul Waheed said on December 30, 2009
    I am from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. i need help regarding ornamental fish Breeding and Marketing
  • Santosh Lasure said on January 5, 2010
    i am interested in breeding ornamental fish. so first i like to start with live bearer. so plz let me know the seed price or rearing stock price. reply asap. also forward me ur contact details. Santosh, 9850568904
  • Tyson said on January 11, 2010
    i want ornamental fish like gold, angel koycarp etc in bulk quantity. pls contact me. tisonbpo@yahoo.co.in, 9645205465
  • njonjo said on January 13, 2010
    I am a fish farmer in Nairobi, Kenya and farm tilapia and a variety of ornamental fish. Need some advice on the best way of increasing my ornamental fish stock and also the best way of breeding different the different varieties available for sale with aquariums.
  • raj said on January 15, 2010
    I am in chennai, am interested in buying sword tails
  • George said on January 20, 2010
    I am planning to farm guppies in a wide range if you have the brood stock or frys please do contact me 9746433337
  • krishnakumar said on January 27, 2010
    i am planning to purchase some land in kerala for integrated farming. i am planning to concentrate mainly on ornamental fish farming. plz give me an advise including where i will get good land in cheap rate for doing this? plz help me
  • Anish said on January 29, 2010
    I am interested to place a farm in coimbatore so kindly give me the details for this project. Thank you, P.Anish.
  • DR SUMIT JAYASWAL said on February 1, 2010
    I am in kotyam. Pl give me advice on income tax and other tax on ornamental fish breeding
  • Mandali hari keshav said on February 2, 2010
    I am interested in setting up a ornamental fishing farm. we are based at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. we would like to know the commercial viability of the project and also the cost of setting up a farm. thank you, Mandali hari keshav
  • Dinesh.B beginner adviser said on February 3, 2010
    I am starting an ornamental fish breeding unit in chennai, interested in purchase of brood stock. contact sanjayaquafarms@gmail.com

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  • jojy mathew said on February 21, 2010
    Alleppey, Kerala, India. planning to start fish farm of ornamental fishes for exporting wanted to know how to start a farm which breed area need for a commercially viable project and the cost Plz send details
  • D.Kandappan said on March 3, 2010
    Cuddalore, TamilNadu, India. would like to start ornamental fish farm in cuddalore. Pls. send details about the investment required, where to get initial requirements and how and where to sell it. regards, kandappan, 9962053003
  • Er. Harshit Shukla said on March 17, 2010
    Dear sir, i belong to kanpur,(Uttar Pradesh) in India. i am very much interested in setting up a fish breeding farm, and also farm where i can raise up the size of the different variety of fishes. Kindly, i want the details of how and when to start this project with all basic guide lines. Waiting for your earliest response. With Regards, Harshit Shukla
  • Glenn said on March 22, 2010
    I am starting an ornamental fish breeding unit in Colombo, guppies & sword tail. pls send me detail info of these fish farming
  • vipin i.r said on March 22, 2010
    We would like to start an ornamental fish farm in kerala, Pls send the details of its investments, loans from govt., the suitable fishes etc. We are waiting for your earliest response, With Regards, Vipin I.R
  • Harinath Rathore said on March 23, 2010
    I would like to start fish farming from Bahorikpur at Farrukhabad district, UP, india. I have two ponds but have no experience on fish farming. Pl. guide me on the same.
  • bernard onchieku said on March 30, 2010
    would like to start ornamental fish farming, pls send me full detail on how go succeed. Nairobi, kenya
  • pravin said on April 10, 2010
    i had my fish farm in my near house it had been about more than 3000 varieties of fishes at lower cost
  • mohit ca said on April 11, 2010
    Respected Sir, Myself mohit i have a land of 2400 sqft in city. is it possible to build a indoor tank of ornamental fish breed
  • smisha mani said on April 12, 2010
    how to start an ornamental fish farm?
  • Satish said on April 15, 2010
    Am Satish completed my Mba. I want to start ornamental fish farming. Pls suggest me where can I avail the training n all sought of things regarding ornamental fish farming. The temp of the location is around 28-30 degree. Plz am eagerly waiting. Regards, Satish
  • gireesh kumar said on April 20, 2010
    I am planning to start a ornamental fish farm in Calicut. Please gave me some valuable advice on fish breeding.
  • maani said on April 22, 2010
    I have a farm and several ancellery farms near by. Can supply any quantity of almost all the species with best concern to quality. Situated in kochi. Maani: 09846012760.
  • sanket chalke said on April 23, 2010
    Hi, I am a discus breeder in mumbai. I am breeding discus professionally since last 7 years. If anybody require discus seeds(babies) in bulk can let me know. Verities are (Calico, Snow white, golden sunshine, red n white, super melons, blue diamonds, red checkerboards, leopards) 09892844033 is my cell number..
  • Davamani.J said on April 24, 2010
    I want to start an ornamental fish farm, just I need to know 'How to start initially'. Because I am not having idea to initialize a farm and how to manage and all. My native is Sivakasi, Tamilnadu-626123. Give some tips regarding the initiation of farm.
  • Vishal Rana said on May 2, 2010
    I am in gujarat i want to start my own Tropical aquarium fish farm. Vishal D. Rana, 117-alfa society , Link Road , Bharuch (392001 ), Gujarat . Cell 09925224599
  • shankar said on May 5, 2010
    i want to get into this business. please guide me and provide with complete set of information so that i dont get failed in this business. Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. my mobile no is 9894959206
  • Abdul kader said on May 5, 2010
    sir, I have got two big cements tanks that are not being used for any purpose. I am really quite interested in the ornamental fish culture. Kindly give me the technical advise and all aspects for starting ornamental fish culture. Thanking You Abdulkader
  • sarath said on May 8, 2010
    hi i am sarath i am interested to start ornamental fishes in hyderabad give the information about it. sarath 939994545
  • vincent gathu said on May 10, 2010
    am a young man in kenya with a registered youth group of 15 youth who have stated fish farming. tilapia and ornamental. we kindly would like ya help on management and other vital information. chairman.
  • vimal said on May 13, 2010
    Hi, i am vimalraj, i planned to start the ornamental fish farm, pls give the details. madurai, tamilnadu, India,
  • Er. Ravi Vyas said on May 17, 2010
    respected sir, I am Ravi Vyas from Ahmedabad. I am planning to set up an ornamental fishing farm for export purposes in Gujarat. please guide me regarding how to start this, what is the area required and the costs involved. with regards, Ravi vyas
  • ramesh dave said on May 26, 2010
    hi i want to start breeding aquarium fish. please send information farming.
  • Divine Gadogbe said on May 27, 2010
    I'm from Ghana, West Africa, Please Sir, I have a few ornamental fishes for over two years in my small cement pond. I have over ten of same kind, hoping they will breed, but over the years i do not see any sign of multiplying, please what am i doing wrong. I feed them with fish food.
  • Joy Thomas said on May 28, 2010
    Dear's Ornamental fish local sales on going in home, I would like to breed in my tanks also try to improve this job. Have any subsidy for bank loans. or how can i submit for bank loans, any breeding tips (E-books) please help me. I have small land area only, also i would like to utilize top of roof with rectangular tanks ( sintex etc.) There is any registration required by panchayath. For nursery purpose have any regi. ??? please send me the details Thanks. Joy Thomas joy.3999@gmail.com Thrissur dt. Kerala
  • gigimon cs said on May 31, 2010
    I am at Ernakulam, Kerala. I would like to know more details about ornamental fish farming like minimum place required, whether I can start it on my terrace with provision of shade, where to market the product, whether any permanent agency is there in kerala to receive it regularly etc. Kindly advise me
  • vignesh said on June 1, 2010
    hi i am from karur. tamilnadu. i would like to know more about ornamental fish farming. basic requirements. investments, space, facility. marketing agency. pls help me
  • james ahmed said on June 2, 2010
    I live in minna, Niger state of Nigeria. I need information on starting and running an ornamental fish farm and also the markets in the world. thank you.
  • mayur gandhi said on June 10, 2010
    i am form surat city, gujarat, india. i need information on starting ornamental fish farm business, so you tell me what investment amount for starting this business and profit margin my cell number is 09328510001, and mayur_bmg@yahoo.co.in is my id
  • Rajiv T said on June 11, 2010
    Hi, I am from Mumbai and am interested in venturing into business dealing in Fish aquariums, Accessories, Maintenance. retail and wholesale. Can someone pls help me how to go about. my id is rajivtaneja@rediffmail.com
  • Dinesh Kumar said on June 12, 2010
    Hi All, I have about 7 years of Experience breeding different types of fishes and maintaining it in good conditions i know all the tactics, presently i am having about 8 aquarium tanks at my home and selling them to Hobbyist i am now looking to open a shop and i can have a farm setup at my home. Anyone interested in having a joint venture let me know i am located at Coimbatore. mail me at seshatri.1986@gmail.com Thanks, Dinesh
  • Bhanu Prakash said on June 18, 2010
    I am based in kannur dist of Kerala, India. We have a good farm of breeding all types of Ornamental fishes. i would like to export the same. Pls guide me in giving good foreign buyers. want to export directly to foreign supplier. thanks.prakash
  • Anand said on June 23, 2010
    Please provide me the details and investment of starting ornamental fish farm, am staying near neyveli..
  • Mini said on June 27, 2010
    I live in Chicago, USA. I need information for starting ornamental fish farm. I wanted to start a farm in Kerala.
  • Nilesh Patel said on June 29, 2010
    Dear sir, I am Nilesh Patel from Ahmedabad. I am planning to set up an ornamental fishing Breeding farm for export & Sales purposes in Gujarat. please guide me regarding how to start this, what is the area required and the costs involved. with regards, i have fish experience to 10 years in sales all type of fish. I Have Request for subsidy for bank loans. or how can i submit for bank loans, Please Regard me, send on Reply me on My Email id: rushitechnology@yahoo.co.in paritajust4u@yahoo.co.in. My Mob.09376126262.. Mr.Nilesh Patel Contact Me.
  • Sanjay said on July 3, 2010
    i am from mumbai and interested in starting fish breeding farm for sales and export if any body could guide me in detail. kindly help
  • Thomas.k.k. said on July 3, 2010
    Dear sir, I am Thomas from Kerala india. Years back i started gowrami fish rearing. Now i am thinking to expand my farm to ornamental fish also. Water availability is sufficient. So please inform me more details of leading fish farmers in tamilnadu to purchase. Thanking you. Thomas.k.k. Mob.09447649098.
  • Abdullah jaafar said on July 11, 2010
    I am a retired military officer. I am planning to take over a complete ornamental fish farm build by my Malaysian government ministry of agriculture. I need guidance and information on ornamental fish farming and related info on the industry. I would well
  • Pankaj Mungekar said on July 13, 2010
    I Am a whole seller and retailer from mumbai , any one need help regarding marketing fishes , can contact me mumbai - 9769473488
  • Vairavan said on July 13, 2010
    i am keen on starting a ornamental fish farm for export. i am also a hobbyist since the last 30 years. Kindly send me information on this business. i live in Bangalore and my mobile number is 09379087453
  • Chacko Varghese said on July 16, 2010
    Sir, I want to start Ornamental Fish Farming in the limited space on my terrace. I am totally new for the business. I want complete guidance to start the same. I am located in Kandanad near Tripunithura in Ernakulam dist. Can I get any adviser/guide to start this business near by my area??? My contact No is 04842791243 and my mail id is chackovaisyam@yahoo.co.in. kindly reply Thanks.
  • Joy Thomas said on July 19, 2010
    Sir, I want to start Ornamental Fish Farming in the limited space of land and top of roof terrace. I want complete guidance to start the same. There is any registration required from panchayath? I am located peringottukara in Thrissur dist. Can I get details and sale point kindly reply please. Thanks
  • Thomas muthukumar said on July 22, 2010
    Hi, Am Thomas from Chennai. I want Arowana Fish breeder. Or baby arowana fishes. Please mail who have these in and around chennai. Am put up in nangannalur. cell 9884469951. Thanks all.
  • Vinod Mathew said on July 26, 2010
    I am Vinod from Cochin, Kerala. I would like to buy Ornamental Fishes and re-sell. Initially starting as a hobby and as business grows would like to open an aquarium shop. Could any one help me in this area? Please send me details on vinod1001@gmail.com also please include the type of fishes and the rates. please give me competitive rates. My mobile is 09895605195. Thanks
  • Harilal Ithikkat said on July 28, 2010
    Hi, I am searching for oscar, white shark, white angel babies.. Please let me know if anyone near vadanappally, thrissur Phone no:8089684059
  • alithalib k.u said on August 8, 2010
    HI,i am alithalib from peringottukara, thrissur. i am studying in 8 standard, i am very interested in ornamental fishes. Now i am having 2 albino red eye tiger shark about 3 feets, red cap oranda, severum, silver roller, guppy ,sarival e.t.c. Now i want small baby golden arawona between 500 and 1500 Rs. if any body is having please contact alithalib-9656155245
  • Blake said on August 13, 2010
    we are professional manufacturer for fishing waders in different material!! chest wader, hip waders, tight waders, wader suits pvc waders, fishing waders. there are about 15 years of history behind our factory
  • RAVISANKAR said on August 17, 2010
    Hi, I am Ravisankar. I am willing to start a business for fish farming in tanks in my native place. Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Dist, Tamilnadu, India. I am new for this field. Please help me and advise ur comments.
  • Dr. Sunesh Thampy said on August 25, 2010
    I am doing research on Ornamental fishes in Kerala. I would like to know about the ornamental fish sector of Jammu & Kashmir. Can anybody provide me the contact details (Phone numbers/email address) of anybody doing research in this sector in J & K/ organizing training programmes in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Dr. Sunesh Thampy said on August 25, 2010
    Govt. of India is giving subsidy for starting the Ornamental Fish Farms upto 7.5 lakhs. The scheme is implemented through The Marine Products Export Development Authority. The Scheme details are given in the website www.mpeda.com (go to 'Subsidy schemes and Sl.No 14. A bankable project format is also given there for applying for bank loans.
  • Jale Jacob said on August 26, 2010
    I would like to start with guppy & Sword fish. Kindly advice its production as well as marketing.
  • karthik said on August 26, 2010
    I would like to start ornamental fish business. kindly is There any registration required from panchayat? I am located near calicut ketala please guide me. Thanks
  • Dr. Sunesh Thampy said on August 30, 2010
    How will I Get an answer from you for my previous Question? Email me at suneshthampy@gmail.com
  • John said on September 3, 2010
    I am Johny from Ernakulam. I would like to start Guppy and Platty fish breeding at the top of my terrace Tank. From where I must get the complete guidance to start the same and also where to market the product. Please reply me
  • rajit kapoor said on September 16, 2010
    i am rajit kapoor, i am owner of global allianz, we are california based marketig company, we would like to market u r fishes in usa, pls quote rates stockton port. my indian contact no is 91-9814320010,e-rajit7@gmail.com we also want to start a ornamental fish farm in india
  • laljimonhenry said on October 13, 2010
    i would like to start arowana farm in kerala.Please send the details as soon as possible
  • G.ANODEV RUBEN said on October 14, 2010
    my e mail i.d is anodevg@gmail.com.persons interested in starting ornamental fish farm,shop,showroom,pond etc can contact me
  • Raju said on October 26, 2010
    We are looking for ornamental fish Technician for our hatchery. Interested candidates can apply. info@aquaind.com 9482507070
  • BKR said on October 27, 2010
    I can help out from cambodia if anyone want to setup ornamental fish farm in Cambodia. My e-mail: k.raoth@gmail.com
  • Thomas Joseph said on October 27, 2010
    I am at Ernakulam, Kerala. I would like to know more details about ornamental fish farming like minimum place required, what are the equipments required for it. whether I can start it on my terrace with provision of shade, where to market the product, whether any permanent agency is there in kerala to receive it regularly etc. Kindly advise me ?
  • Santhosh Kumar said on October 27, 2010
    I am Santhosh, worked in mumbai for 15 yrs, now planning to settle in Thiruvalla, Kerala. I am interested in starting ornamental fish farming/ Breeding & Exporting. kindly give me detailed information regarding ornamental fish.
  • Fazal Rahman. said on November 17, 2010
    Dear Sir, I am Fazal Rahman, near to Calicut Airport, presently working in Oman. Would like to start ornamental fish farming. Kindly provide me the maximum information. fazalrahmanpp@gmail.com
  • Johny said on December 10, 2010
    Hi, Greetings from Anna Aqua pets. We are group of ornamental fish farmers located in Chalakudy-Thrissur (DT) -Kerala (god's own country).We started fish farming business in low-cost by using polythene sheets for making fish tanks .It’s a huge success for us in short period of time in terms of returns on our small investment. Currently we are selling the following variety fishes in bulk numbers across Kerala and Bangalore. 1. Oscar 2. Angel 3. Guppies 4. Platty 5. Swordtail 6. Flower horn 7. Morph 8. Devil 9. Severums 10. Gawrami You too can succeed in Ornamental fish farming. You need to consider the following 1. Design of fish farms and its significance in management 2. Fertilizing, feeding and pond management 3. Fish diseases and their control 4. Economics of pond culture. 5. Marketing. We are conducting short training session at Chalakudy for interested people. This training session will be based on our real time experience and solutions. We are expecting minimum Participation of 25 People for the same. Those who are interested can contact us at the earliest. Reach us on johny.annaaquapets@gmail.com johny@annaaquapets.com Ph:0480-3206758 Cell:+91-9539456675
  • BHASKAR RAY said on December 11, 2010
    I want to breed ornamental fish in my house and in future I want to export. Please guide me so that I may start it immediately.
  • varghese thomas said on December 14, 2010
    we would like to start an ornamental fish farm in kerala. pls send the details of its investment, loans etc. we are waiting fer your earliest response, with regard, varghese
  • Aniruddha Sur said on December 22, 2010
    I have started construction of an ornamental fish farm in Hyderabad. I would like to know if this trade requires a sales tax registration and also if there are any income tax rebates in this business - like agriculture is exempted from any income tax, does ornamental fish farming have any such benefits? Aniruddha
  • Madan Mohan said on December 29, 2010
    i'm interest to start ornamental fish farm in tamilnadu. plz send me details of investment and requirement for it and also market details where i can sale them. i'm looking for ur reply. regards, Madanmohan C.A, 9894949344
  • cesar m. pobre said on January 3, 2011
    This is my first inquiry about this business, so i would like essential info about ornamental fish farming. I heard about positive and motivational comment from my friend about this prospect but i still have to undergo a lot of pros & cons of this business. kindly send me articles i need. Cesar M. Pobre, Bulilan Sur, Pila, Laguna, Philippines 4010
  • sinil said on January 6, 2011
    where can i get training in ornamental fish farming in kerala
  • Augustus Jos said on January 7, 2011
    Hi friends, Anybody is successfully running a full time ornamental fish breeding and exporting business in kerala?, if yes, please give your valuable experience here.
  • fayas said on January 7, 2011
    i want start one ornamental shop uae, where i get cheep rate ornamental fish and equipments, is it hopeful business in uae?
  • Harini Aqua Farm said on January 8, 2011
    We are one of the leading ornamental fish producers in Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, Inia. Our farm is located in a natural environment at about a hectere of land. If any body is really interested you can visit our farm and we can share our expertise with you. For better communication please contact us at hariniaquafarm@gmail.com or call us at +919600151933.
  • Harini Aqua Farm said on January 8, 2011
    Dear Mr. Fayas, Staring an ornamental business in UAE would be highly advisable and appreciated as UAE is a good market place for ornamental fishes.
  • Muneer K.K. said on January 10, 2011
    hi sir,am from Calicut Kerala presently working in Abudabi and am interested to start a ornamental fish farm and want to know more about this.Kindly send me information about market price of different species and the capital to start.Expecting your replay. muneer koduvally
  • M.R.CAREEM said on January 19, 2011
    i have some experience in grazing fishes in early stage though i would like few information how to start farming business, also i can invest financially. kindly let me know about marketing how to get involve with foreign client. regards, kareem.
  • Dr. Ketan Chaudhari said on January 22, 2011
    College of Fisheries, Shirgaon, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra (Govt of Maharashtra) conducts Entrepreneurship training programs in Ornamental fish breeding and rearing. We offer 1 day to 5 day training programs. In Maharashtra, MPEDA (Marine PRoducts Export Development Authority of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. Of India)provides financial assistance for starting Ornamental fish production, breeding and rearing unit. Before grant of financial assistance training from recognized institute is necessary. College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri provides this training. So far more than 100 farmer-entrepreneurs have taken advantage of these training programme. College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri also provides Hands-on-training on ornamental fish farming. We also provide training on 'Live-fish food culture'. Live food is required for ornamental fish breeders.
  • Ramesh Chand Sharma said on January 27, 2011
    I want to start ornamental fish farming in my own hatchery. I have my own tank where I grow fishes for eating, now i want a change to ornamental fish farming.I have put in the starting the golden fishes in my tank but don't know how to breed them,how to collect the eggs etc.I want also to put molly and guppies in my tank. You please guide me properly how to do all this and where is the market for large scale business. Thankyou. Place where i have made my tank-Village -Sambal,PO-Pandoh,Teh.Sadar,Distt.Mandi HP 175124 India The World.
  • R vijay said on February 5, 2011
    hi any one give me the address of pond to get fish in a cheap rate in chennai mail me sarathy.12@gmail.com
  • sonnel noronha said on February 18, 2011
    Hai,i read the above 99 messages send to this forum,since i am one of the senior persons in this field i would like to give some advice to the beginners of ornamental fish farm. The farm which you plan should be positively bio-secured, and with bio filters, the expense will be more, but remember your stocking capacity can be increased by many folds,not only that the chances of disease can be minimized with these type of modern technology which was developed by Isreal and western countries. i am doing a guppy and gold fish farm with a production capacity of 3.5 lakh gold fish/month of about 14 varieties in approx 10 lakh liters of water. any body interested to do in big scale can contact me as well as for export quality gold and guppies. we have bubble eye, rukin, oranda, black moore, of different type and size, which are developed in tanks only, parasite free guarantied. thank you. sonnel. email.....sonnel@in.com, sonneln@hotmail.com

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