Grass Carp Farming tips - Fry's/Fingerlings selection
Top 7 “Do & Don’t” tips when making decision on Fry's/Fingerlings purchases for pond stocking
- Always buy from a reputable fish hatchery or from fish hatchery recommendable by local state or federal Fisheries authorities or an established Nursery operator or wholesaler with a good track record.
- Check with the hatchery whether the intended purchase fry’s/fingerlings are from high quality brooders (fry's/fingerlings parents). Ask information of the brooders history if possible like, its maturity, age & weight. A reputable & good hatchery will always disclose their fry parents’ information. This is to ensure that the fry’s/fingerlings purchased are of highest quality, fast growth and high yield with good FCR.
- Always look out for healthy & active fry’s/fingerlings when buying. This is to ensure the fry’s/fingerlings are free from disease.
- Be aware & ensure that the hatchery adhered to the strict Biosecurity measures at the farm complex with “In & Out-going” quarantine facilities certified by the state or federal fisheries authorities.
- Buy only imported larvae /fry with certified Diseases Free document from both exporting & importing government agencies.
- Never buy from unknown sources or cheap fry’s’/fingerlings that are way off below market rate. This is to avoid buying disease infected fry where backyard, dishonest hatchery operators pass off by disposing off their bad stock to inexperienced wholesaler or direct farmers.
- Always buy bigger size fry if you're a beginner or inexperienced farmer.
SPECIAL COMMENT ON OUR MALAYSIAN PRODUCED GRASS CARP FRY/FINGERLINGS
I would like to clarify and reiterate that our locally produced fry/fingerlings quality are on par with the oversea producers and would like to refute claims by opportunist suppliers’ or nursery operators that our local breed fry’s/fingerlings are of inferior quality as compared to fry imported from China & Taiwan. The fry’s/fingerlings produced locally are of excellent grade with tremendous fast growth rate as long as our local hatchery operators adhered to the fish species strict reproductive criteria! MALAYSIA BOLEH!!!