Top 9 Best Aquaponics Fish
Aquaponics is an amazing way to garden. And the workhorses of an aquaponics system are the aquaponics fish.
As discussed in other pages, Aquaponics is a natural process whereby fish are raised in an aquarium. Fish waste is pumped vertically into grow beds and then the waste material is naturally converted into nutrients for the plant’s roots to absorb within a grow medium. Plants roots, in turn, keep the water clean. This recirculating and symbiotic system is a truly fascinating yet simplistic way to garden!
But before you try aquaponics gardening on your own, you must first be aware of the nuances of this type of system. Lesson #1 is that not all fish are suitable for aquaponics and have the same requirements for survival. In order words, you should choose a fish species that be able to survive and thrive in an aquaponics system. With that said, let’s review some key factors you should consider before choosing the best aquaponics fish for the garden.
9 Most Popular Aquaponics Fish
Here are 9 of the best aquaponics fish. We have included an ideal temperature range for each species. Please note the while most fish are able to tolerate varying degrees of the temperature outside of the ideal range, we recommend you keep your aquaponics fish within these parameters as much as possible. This will ensure that the fish are able to grow effectively (and stay alive).