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close this bookBetter Farming Series 27 - FreshWater Fish Farming: How to Begin (FAO, 1979, 43 p.)
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Fertilizing the water in the pond

52. To make more food in the water for the fish you will need to fertilize the pond. You can do this by adding compost.

53. Build a crib with bamboo or other wooden poles, in the shallow part of the pond, and fill it with compost.

fill the crib with compost

54. Several days later the water will become green. When the water is green, there is more natural food in the pond and the fish will grow faster.

55. To keep the water green, put a bucket of compost in the crib every week.

Keep the water green