Rainbow trout for your aquaponics this winter. Now is the right time.

Brrrr! It’s starting to get cold here in Perth.

With cooler weather, fish tend to have reduced appetite. If you’re relying on fish poo for plant growth in your aquaponics system, you’ll be disapppointed. While silver perch, koi and goldfish are great all-year-round fish for your system, if you want a thriving plants over winter, you’ll need to think about cool water fish like rainbow trout. These fish do best from mid/late autumn to early spring. These fish will need to be harvested before the water temperature exceeds 24 degrees Celsius.

Some of the local suppliers are listed below.
– Clover Cottage. Ph. 9773 1262
– King Trout. Ph. 9776 1518
– Ferguson Springs. Ph. 0428 921 369
– Woodvale Fish & Lily Farm. http://www.woodvalefishandlilyfarm.com.au/

Feel free to add other suppliers may have missed.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPh (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet

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