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close this bookBetter Farming Series 27 - FreshWater Fish Farming: How to Begin (FAO, 1979, 43 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
View the documentPlan of work
close this folderIntroduction
View the documentWhat is fish farming?
View the documentWhy do we raise fish?
View the documentWhat do you need to raise fish?
View the documentHow do we begin?
close this folderThe pond
View the documentWhere to put your fish pond
View the documentCompost to fertilize your pond
View the documentHow to dig your pond
close this folderThe water
View the documentFilling your pond
View the documentFertilizing the water in the pond
View the documentHow to make compost
View the documentPutting the fish into your pond
View the documentFeeding your fish
View the documentTaking care of your pond
close this folderHarvesting your fish
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View the documentWhat to do with your baby fish
View the documentWhat to do with your big fish
View the documentNow you must begin again
View the documentSuggested question paper

What to do with your baby fish

99. As soon as you find baby fish, put them gently into containers with clean water.

Put the baby fish into containers

100. You will need these baby fish to put back into your pond to begin again. Baby fish are the fish farmer's seed.

101. Keep them in clean water, out of the sun, and move the water around gently with your hand from time to time.

102. If it takes more than half a day to make your pond ready to put back the baby fish, you should keep them alive in a special small pond nearby.

103. The small pond can be a simple hole in the ground about two metres square. You should have it ready before you begin to harvest.

Use a little pond

104. When moving your baby fish from one pond to the other, be very careful not to hurt them.