in

the


cultivation


of


high


value


crops


and

plant


specimens


that


can

offset


the


high


setup


costs


associated


with
this
method


of


horticulture.
The
Ideal

Fish

for


Aquaponics
Although

there


is


no

"perfect"


fish

for


Aquaponics,


when


making


your


selection


you

should


look


for


the
attributes.


The


fish

you

choose


should


have

the


most


desirable

biological


and

economic


attributes

when


you
are

selecting


the


best


fish

for


Aquaponics.
Just

a

few

of


the


things

for


you

to


consider


about


a

particular

fish's

requirements


are:

-
·








water


temperature
·








water


quality
·








amount


of


space

required

and

amount


of


room

you

can

provide;
Additionally
your


chosen


fish

species


should:

-
·








be

capable


of


reproducing


in


captivity
·








produce

numerous


and

hardy


eggs

and

young
·








have

well

-

known


culture


requirements
·








be

adaptable


to


many


types


of


culture


systems
·








be

adaptable


to


multi

-

species


farming


(polyculture)
·








exhibit


rapid


growth


to


a

large


maximum


size
·








readily


adapt


to


artificial


feeds
·








be

tolerant


of


crowding


and

high


density

conditions
·








exhibit


high


survival


(low


mortality)

rates
·








be

easy

to


handle,


harvest,

and

transport
·








be

resistant


to


disease


and

parasite

infestations
·








not


be

cannibalistic


or


territorial
·








be

readily


available


as

eggs,


fingerlings,


and

adults
·








have

a

high


market

demand