Catla and Rohu Fingerlings

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We finally managed to get fingerlings for the other 2 varieties of Major Carps – Catla and Rohu.  These we got from the plains from the fisheries department near the Bhavani Sagar reservoir.

We purchased about 6000 fingerlings overall.  They gave them to us in plastic bags that were filled with oxygen at the top so the fish could survive the 3 hour journey by road to our farm.  That they did – only the fingerlings were really small and I hope they will not get eaten by the other fish or frogs and snakes.  No options but to wait and see.

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4 comments so far


How is the pnd eco system coming up….Any signs on the big ones. I guess the carp variety needs 3 months to mature to a reasonable size.

October 1st, 2008 at 9:58 am

Hi Vivek,
The pond ecosystme seems to be doing fine in some ways. The fish are healthy and growing in size (not dying). But don’t know if they will reproduce. Lots of ‘water skaters’ and other small creatures but don’t see any frogs that were there in the marsh before we dug up the pond. Have not seen any water snakes either. Ducks are doing well and there droppings is good for pond eco-system too. Waiting and watching 🙂

October 2nd, 2008 at 5:48 am

Hi Mansoor, What’s the latest on the pond ecosystem?

February 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Hi Vivek,
Not much change in pond eco-system as far as I can make out. But we have been a bit busy and not having much time to spend near the pond. Last stages of farm structures and that kind of stuff. But a friend who is into fishing suggested the other day that we look at putting murrels (snakehead fish) in the pond. Bottom feeders and grow well. Also may be available from Bhavani Sagar dam where we got our major carps from. So going to talk to the guys there but don’t know about there suitability for our kind of ecosystem. So will talk to the guys are the fisheries department in Ooty also. Somehow I am not too sure about how the catla and rohu are faring in the pond. Those were the ones we added later and were really small and may have all been eaten by the ducks and geese. Have to spend a quiet evening near the pond when the ducks are locked in and that is when we will see what fish come to the surface.

February 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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