Fish Species For Aquaponics

The following species of fish are common in Australian aquaponics systems.

Name: Jade Perch (Scortum barco)

Fish For Aquaponics

Distribution : Lake Eyre and Bulloo-Bancannia catchments

Temperature: 20 - 30°C (fish will not feed if temperature is below 15°C)

pH: 6.5 - 8

Hardness: 50 - 200ppm

Diet: Medium protein

Growth: 10 - 12 months (500g)

 

Name: Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus)

Fish For Aquaponics

Distribution: Murray-Darling Basin

Temperature: 15 - 30°C (fish will not feed if temperature is below 10°C)

pH: 6.5 - 8

Hardness: 50 - 200ppm

Diet: Medium protein

Growth: 10 - 12 months (500g)

Name: Barramundi (Lates calcarifer)

Fish For Aquaponics

Distribution In Australia: Coastal areas of northern Australian; from Central Queensland to central Western Australia

Temperature: 25 - 30°C (fish will not feed if the temperature is below 20°C)

pH: 7 - 8.5

Hardness: 300 - 400ppm

Diet: High protein

Growth: 12 months (500g)

Name: Murray Cod (Maccullochella peeli peeli)

Fish For Aquaponics

Distribution: Murray-Darling Basin

Temperature: 15 - 25°C

pH: 6.5 - 8

Hardness: 50 - 200ppm

Diet: High protein

Growth: 12 - 18 months (500g)

Name: Sleepy Cod (Oxyeleotris lineolatus)

Fish For Aquaponics

Distribution: Central Queensland to eastern Northern Territory

Temperature: 20 - 30°C

pH: 6.5 - 8

Hardness: 50 - 200ppm

Diet: High protein

Growth: 18 months (500g)

Name: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Fish For Aquaponics

Distribution In Australia - NSW: Cool headwaters of streams along the Great Dividing Range, from the Clarence and Macleay rivers in the north to the Snowy River in the south.

Temperature: 10 - 22°C

pH: 6.5 - 8.5

Hardness: 50 - 200ppm

Diet: High protein

Growth: 18 months (500g)

Name: Golden Perch - Yellow Belly - Callop (Macquaria ambigua)

Fish For Aquaponics

Distribution: Murray-Darling basin

Temperature: 15 to 25°C

pH: 6.5 - 8

General Hardness: 50 - 200ppm

Diet: High protein

Growth: 18 months (500g)