Providing high quality Australian Bass, Silver Perch and Estuary Perch fingerlings to local farm dams and stocking public waterways for over 15 years

Mulloway (Jewfish) Juvenile

Mulloway (Jewfish) Juvenile

Estuary Perch Fingerlings Ready for Dispatch

Estuary Perch Fingerlings Ready for Dispatch

Juvenile Australian Bass

Juvenile Australian Bass

Estuary Perch Fingerlings

Australian Bass Fingerlings

Australian Bass Fingerlings

Estuary Perch Fingerlings

Weighing Australian Bass Female to Determine Hormone Dose

Weighing Australian Bass Female to Determine   Hormone Dose

Harvesting

Harvesting

 

Last updated: Saturday December 17, 2016

 

Give Bev or Bruce a call or e-mail us for further enquiries or to place an order. Please read the FAQ section below.

Bev: 0409 584 077

E-mail: naroomaaquaculture@gmail.com

Bruce: 0414 762 840


 

Freight

Freight is available on request at a small cost to nearby locations for small orders. Delivery is same day as dispatch. Fingerlings are placed in sealed bags inflated with medical oxygen and packed in foam boxes for dispatch.

FAQ

Q: How many fish can I put in my dam?

A: Fingerlings can be stocked at a rate of about 50 fish for every 100 square metres of pond surface area.

Q: I only want a few fish for my aquarium. Would this be possible?

A: There is a 100 minimum order. If you only want a few fish for an aquarium, the only way to do this is by organising with a friend or relative to take the remainder for their dam.

Q: Will my fish need feeding?

A: Provided the dam is not overstocked, your fish will thrive on insects and other aquatic life that occur naturally in the pond. However, the fish have been raised mainly on artificial feed and so are used to regular and periodic feeding and so some people like to feed their fish as entertainment once they grow to adulthood.

Q: How fast will my fish grow and how long will it take until I can catch them on rod and reel?

A: Depending on species, stocking rate and feed availability, your fish will grow to catching size anywhere between 2-5 years. Silver perch are fast growers, however have very small mouths and so may reach catching size after about 3-4 years (20-30cm). Australian Bass grow more slowly however have large mouths and so providing high feed availability they will grow to catching size after about 2-3 years (about 15-20cm in length).

Q: Is delivery available?

A: Delivery is only available for large orders at a small cost and only within reasonable driving distances (negotiable). Freight is no longer available due to logistical complications.

Q: Can I pick up my fish myself?

A: Yes. We have arrangements with a local petrol station as a location for pick-up. Your fish will be delivered to the petrol station where you can pick them up at your most convenient time (on the same day).

Q: What payment methods are available?

A: Cash or cheque are the preferred payment methods.

Q: How long can I leave the fish in the oxygenated delivery bags?

A: Providing the fish are left in the shade they can survive 24-36hrs in the oxygenated bags, however are best released the same day as collection/delivery.

Q: What's the best way to release my fish?

A: The safest way to release your fish is to float the sealed oxygenated bag in the water for 10-15 minutes where you intend to release them, then slowly add water to the bag every minute until the bag is full. You may then gently release them into the pond. This acclimatizes the fish to the water temperature and pH.

Q: There were some dead fish in the bag.

A: Every effort is made to prevent any fish from dying, however often a few fish will still die. To allow for dead fish, at least 5% extra are supplied with every order so that you will never have less live fish than you ordered.

Q: What is the survival rate?

A: Survival rate is very high (up to 100%) in farm dams providing there are no eels or predatory birds such as cormorants and herons, your fish were released as described above and the dam is not overstocked. It is recommended that if it is known your dam has eels that you catch and remove them before stocking the dam. Predatory birds should also be scared away as often as possible for maximum survival rate.

Q: I live in a flood prone area. Will my fish swim over the dam wall during floods?

A: This depends on the species and time of year. Australian Bass migrate to breed between April and August so if it floods during this period there is a chance that some of your fish may swim over. Silver perch generally won't swim over your dam wall during floods but it is possible, especially during the summer when they are most active. You will never lose all your fish over the wall during floods. It is however recommended that chicken wire is set over your overflow if you want to prevent any fish from swimming over.

Q: My dam is overcrowded with reeds. Is this a problem?

A: No. Reeds are ideal habitat for prey for your fish such as insects, frogs and tadpoles and support a higher density of prey species for you fish to thrive on. It also provides good shelter for your fish from predatory birds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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