Barramundi – A fish for warm climates, can be also used as the summer choice in locations that don’t have high temperatures year long. If barramundi will be your fish for the summer in your area then you should buy mature stock for your system so you will be able to harvest your fish by the end of the season. Barramundi will give you a very clean taste.
Catfish – There are many different species of catfish around the world and many of them grow up good as aquaponics fish. The channel catfish is the one that we find in fish farming in the United States and in many places in Australia. Catfish has to be skinned in order to be cooked and has a very nice taste.
Tilapia – This fish species is native in Africa and ancient Egyptians were farming it 4000 years ago. Tilapia loves the warm climates and it is the number one choice for farmers that live in locations that can provide them. Tilapia is the most popular Aquaponics fish
Trout – Rainbow and Brown – An aquaponics fish for cold water only. This fish with the majestic taste is the best choice throughout the year for growers that live in cold climate locations or for winter months only in places that also have warm seasons. Trout is a fish with high demands and needs pristine water conditions in order to grow up good. We have to know that if we choose trout to grow it in our system we will have some limitations in the selection of the plants we will farm in our grow beds, because most of the aquaponic farming plants like warmer water temperatures.
White Bass – This fish, along with its delicious taste can be an excellent choice for your tank. It likes to eat small crabs and fish. White bass is laying hundreds of thousands of eggs during the spawning season. The size of this fish is 9 inches long on average.
Crappie – One of the best fish species for your AP Crappies develop really well in the closed system of aquaponics tank and taste delicious as well. They have to become two years old in order to mate and reproduce; and this can be considered a disadvantage, but it is definitely something to consider. Crappies are carnivorous and like to eat crabs and small insects. Never stock your crappies with bigger fish because they will end up being fish food!!
Koi – Another ornamental species that will thrive in the environment of aquaponics system because it is used to living in large ponds. Both Coi and Goldfish can be sold at pet shops if their growers wish so.
Goldfish – For the growers that don’t like to eat fish this ornamental species can be a secure choice. Goldfishes can stand even the hardest water conditions. Goldfishes are tropical water fishes and so they like the hot climates. If we want them to breed we have to add to our tank some plant cover.