Freshwater pond and tank systems
Freshwater aquaculture is the culture of aquatic species within a freshwater environment.
Characteristics of freshwater pond and tank systems
Systems used for the production of freshwater species are normally limited to freshwater ponds, tank and aquarium systems.
In Queensland, there are several tank farms in operation that use a recirculating aquaculture system to reduce the reliance on large quantities of water to maintain the health of cultured fish.
Cage culture of fish in freshwater lakes is practised in some other states.
Suitable species for freshwater ponds and tanks
Freshwater species that are commercially cultured in Queensland include:
- Australian bass
- exotic and native ornamental fish
- golden perch
- jade perch (Barcoo grunter)
- Mary River cod
- Murray cod
- redclaw crayfish
- short and long-finned eel
- silver perch
- sleepy cod.