Vietnam Climbing Perch Fish Farming In Biofloc Tank

Today we will talk about how to cultivate Vietnam climbing perch fish and make more income. The scientific name of this fish is Anabas Testudineus. In Bengal we all know this fish as kai fish. This fish is usually cultivate more in East India, China, and Bangladesh. This fish was first found in a islands in Australia. Climbing perch fish is usually best farming fish in biofloc tanks. In fact, these fish can walk on ground, so if you cultivate in a pond, these fish will come out when it rains.

Climbing perch fish grow very fast and its market value is also high. This fish takes 2 to 3 months to be marketable if you care this well. In this post we will tell you how to farm this fish. So friends let’s get started.

Leaving Climbing Perch Fish In Tank

Before leaving this fish in the tank, you have to surround it as this fish can walk. So you have to surround the tank with a net. This fish has more diseases than other fish. So the tank`s water has to be purified with lime. It is better to leave the fish after 1 week of applying lime in the tank. This fish eats more algae and plankton. Therefore, one week before the release of fish, the amount of urea and phosphate should be given in the tank. The fish should be release when the water in the tank turns green.

These fish usually love to stay in clear water. If the amount of iron in the water is high, then the disease of fish will increase and its color will also change. So the iron and other minerals of water should be measured. This fish can be farm in high density. Climbing perch fish usually weights about 300 grams when it is marketable. And its skin color is black on the top and yellow on the bottom.

Feeding To The Climbing Perch Fish

They usually love to eat grass, weeds, algae. So you can give these to the fish if you want. This will reduce your costs. You will find these grass are in canal or ponds. If you want, you can buy these grass in the market. They usually eat insects, small aquatic animals. But it is not possible to feed them. When young, these fish has to feed egg yolks and powdered food, as they grow very fast. Powdered food can be found in the market at a very low price.

When these fish are a little bigger, they need to be fed twice a day. At this time you have to give 1 mm of purchased food. In order for all the fish to get food, they have to be fed accordingly. It is better to give floating food to the climbing perch fish. When these fish weigh about 100 grams, they need to be fed 2 mm of floating food. You also have to keep an eye on whether fish are eating food. At this time you can give vitamin food if you want. When the fish weighs about 200 grams, give them 4 millimetres of food. Friends, all such fish eat less food in winter, so they should be given separate food every 2 weeks.

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Needs Water, Oxygen and Light

Oxygen, light, and clean water are always needed for this fish. If climbing perch fish are farmed in more density then oxygen will be needed. So an oxygen pump has to be installed. These fish usually prefer to stay in clean water. And this fish needs good quality water for farming. So you have to install a water pump to continue the water supply.
Friends, if you want to cultivate this fish in winter, you need to give heat to this fish. Because fish grow a little slower in winter. For this, you have to install some high voltage bulbs. If you take care of all this properly, the fish will grow very fast.

Others information

Friends, you can cultivate Vietnam climbing perch or koi fish 4 times a year because of this fish become marketable in two and a half to three months. This fish is not as delicious to eat like the local climbing perch fish. If you do not take care of this fish properly then you may fail.


We have discussed here about farming Vietnam climbing perch fish. If you want to farm this in biofloc, do above things properly to get success. If you have any question about farming this you can comment below and share this post with your friends.

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