A controlled feeding program for carp stock pools

Many fish farmers are aware of the benefits of having a controlled fish feeding program across their stock pools.

Feeding a quality pellet little and often has been proven to return a better feed conversion ratio. This is the relationship between the weight gained by the fish and the amount of food fed. This ratio also includes uneaten or wasted food.

The idea is to keep feed waste down to a minimum. By feeding only once a day, it is possible for some feed to be left to rot on the bottom, leading to a reduction in the quality of the water. This waste food will in turn place a demand on the available dissolved oxygen, which is needed by the growing fish. Waste food is also a waste of money!

Feeding smaller amounts at intervals will ensure most of the feed is eaten, so saving money and reducing the waste build up.

Today, more fisheries have now created their own stock pools (for a variety of reasons). The cost of bringing on your own stock fish can offer huge savings against buying in larger fish, also the threat of viral disease and parasites being transferred to a fishery are of concern. Some carp fisheries also strive to maintain a specific strain of fish for the future.

A controlled feeding program allows you to tailor the exact amount of feed required for the density of the fish in the pool.

Aquaculture Equipment Ltd manufactures a range of fish feeders and control units (including solar powered feeders), which will allow feed to be dispensed to the fish in the most economic way. A feeding program can be worked out for you to suit the size and density of the fish in each pool.

Aquaculture Equipment Ltd also supplies the aeration equipment  and oxygen monitors to keep the fish healthy and protect them when dissolved oxygen levels are low.

Contact details:

Aquaculture Equipment Ltd

+44 (0)161 6835869

Mobile 07715 007964

Email:    [email protected]

Website: www.aquacultureequipment.co.uk


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