Pangasius Fish Farming

Uniqueness of Pangasius fish farming is that it is an easy step for the river or silver stripped catfish, Siamese shark, sutchi catfish, or swai catfish farming. As the species of this fish always prefer freshwater the farmers must offer such environment to them.

Avail detailed information about the species particularly the various such catfishes from the Pangasidae family, if you are keen for the perfect outcome of fish farming.

Proper culturing and most importantly providing best environment to ensure they grow fast are the crucial prerequisites in Pangasius fish farming. When there is better planning and its execution is accordingly then there is no doubt in it that fishes would have fast growth. Key factors that work for it are fishes getting cultured according to the consumption and demand relationship. It augurs for taking the steps which make fast growing of fishes possible.

Fish Farming Tradition: Although profits are high but it is not easy to process Pangasius fish farming everywhere. There are certain key factors that work behind it so farming is solely dominated by only selected countries. In fact this tradition is possible in the select counties due to many important aspects. Availability of freshwater in those nations is notable one hence priorities go accordingly. The fishes within certain aquaculture sector are important. Pangasius farming is best practiced with perfect culturing in some of the Asian countries that include:-

  • Thailand
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Maynmar
  • Indonesia
  • Cambodia and et al

Unique Attributes: Pangasius fish farming is profitable due to one more reason. The Pangasius species fishes have the feature of air-breathing. They can easily tolerate the low dissolve oxygen in water so their culturing in fishponds, concrete tanks, cages or fish pens is easy provided they are maintained rightfully. Major species Sutchi river catfish and Bocourts catfish are always in the demand for farming purposes. Better yield and harvesting can be possible if predatory fish species are eliminated. Condition the pond soil through liming for the perfect outcome. Do the basic preparation by taking the below steps for maintenance under consideration:-

  • At 1.5m to 2m deep water must be maintained in the pond
  • Offer wide environment for the stocks to ensure genuine productivity
  • Allocate timing for stocking in the early morning and late afternoon hours

Feeding Options: Pangasius fish farming process is maintained by taking many smaller steps such as feeding them the kitchen wastes or rice bran. Some pelleted feeds are also advised. This category of fish eats plants and animals in the initial year but they get anything thereafter. Ensure freshwater is provided to these fishes for culturing them for growth. The next important thing is the stocks and feeds. Take special care while arranging them.


  • Don Benjamin said on May 25, 2012
    Hi every one my name is Don Benjamin, i am a Nigerian i'm looking for a partner that can work with me in fish farming. please if you are interested kindly contact me email( mobile +2348130832930. Warm Regards. Don Benjamin
  • Pady Tare said on March 13, 2013
    Dear Sir, I am interested Pangasius fish farming in cage system. plz guide start to end. Vandri Dam, Palghar, Thane, 401404, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • Erick Bayard said on May 12, 2013
    Respected Sir, I am interested in Pangasius fish farming in Burundi (East Africa) and I would like to get more advice from you. Sincerely, Erick Bayard
  • Najmur Rehman Khan said on April 13, 2014
    Dear Sir, I am very much interested in Pangasius farming. I have been farming local breeds of Pakistan in Thatta, Pakistan since last 5 years. Kindly suggest me some good literature, videos or any thing which will help me to do so. Reagrds, Najmur Rehman Khan
  • Teddy Phillip said on April 28, 2014
    pls sir, I am interested in farming of pangasius in Nigeria is it possible? pls advice
  • Gordon Tambe said on October 27, 2014
    Hello, I am interested in farming pangasius catfish in Cameroon. Cameroon is having almost same tropical climate like Thailand where this specie prevailed. Is this possible. Regards
  • Montse said on January 23, 2016
    Dear Sir, I am interested in farming pangasius catfish in Central Africa. WE surely have the same tropical climate as that of Vietnam and Thailand where this species prevail. I would like to get more advice from you. Sincerely
  • Pramod said on April 1, 2017
    Hello sir, I'm interested in pangasius fish farming in Surat, gujarat India. Is it profitable culture as compare to tilapia culture? can contact me on 7069044544
  • jignesh brahmbhatt said on May 19, 2017
    I want to do farming of pangasius fish in fresh water will you please guide me on stocking density fcr and what is the water parameters like ph, alkalinity, do level, what to do in preparing pond before stocking
  • Dr. Mohd Alam said on July 24, 2017
    Dear Sir, I am much interested in Pangasius species farming in Uttar Pradesh State of India. Can you please give me some step wise details of its farming practices started from its rearing to harvesting. I would also like to understand their feedings (local and pallated both) and its economy. Thanks
  • Fahad Alvi said on November 16, 2017
    Hi Sir I want to rear pangasius fish in 2 Acres of pond. Please suggest me how many seeds to be bought for 2 Acres ? What is the proper diet for fish ? How much time fish will gain marketable weight ? Lucknow Uttar pradesh
  • Raviranjan Chaudhari said on December 2, 2017
    Hi myself Raviranjan Chaudhari from Kochas bihar India. i have my own business of fisheries in 2 hectare of pond since 15 years. i have several species of fish such as Indian major carps , pangus, red tail piranha, and also foreign carps. I also breed these carps and pangas to so that to provide fresh and genetically pure breed to our farmers you can contact me 7366875996


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