Prawn, Freshwater

Laura Tiu, Aquaculture Specialist, Ohio State University South Centers

Geoff Wallat holding a freshwater prawn (courtesy of Laura Tiu, Ohio State University).


Golden Shiners

Vanessa Weldon, Extension Associate, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Nathan Stone, Extension Section Leader – Aquaculture, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

School of golden shiners in tank (photo courtesy of Nathan Stone, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff).

The golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas is the most common baitfish sold in the United States. It is also stocked as a supplemental forage fish in sportfish ponds. In 2005, the farm-gate value of golden shiners was $17.1 million, nearly half …


Carlos Martinez, Assistant in Ornamental Aquaculture Extension, University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Reticulate Loach, Botia lohachata (photo courtesy of Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association and Dr. Harry Grier)

Ornamental fish production varies from extremely intensive indoor recirculating systems to extensive outdoor earthen ponds. Regardless of the culture method, all ornamental fish farmers are dependent upon producing their own fry (baby fish). The farmers who choose egg-layer species generally have much more control over their production than do those who …