Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 10:27AM
Gary Leavitt

Aquaculture subsystem

Freshwater fish are the most common aquatic animal raised using aquaponics, although freshwater crayfish and prawns may also be used. In practice, Tilapia are the most popular fish for home and commercial projects that are intended to raise edible fish, although Barramundi, Silver Perch, Eel-tailed Catfish or Tandanus catfish, Jade Perch and Murray Cod are also used. For temperate climates when there isn't ability or desire to maintain water temperature, Bluegill and catfish are suitable fish species for home systems. Koi and Goldfish may also be used, if the fish in the system need not be edible.

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