Finding a source of fish fingerlings (young fish) is the first step towards successful fish production. Following that, transporting the fish, and proper stocking procedures are necessary. Some of the most important considerations relating to fingerling purchasing, transporting, and stocking are reviewed below.
Fish Fingerlings: Purchasing, Transporting and Stocking – We are a great production source of fish fingerlings (young fish) our aim is to supply best quality fingerlings to all our customers arround the world. Following that, transporting the fish, and proper stocking procedures are necessary. Some of the most important considerations relating to fingerling purchasing, transporting, and stocking are reviewed below.
Shop from us to get the best prices on the quantity, weight (grams) and size of the fish you wish to purchase. Remember, the cheapest fish may not be of the best quality or the seller may not guarantee their health and survival. We guarantee 100% good health and survival of the fish until they are stocked in the pond. Normally, We always include some surplus fish in order to compensate for any small number of mortalities during transportation to buyers delivery port or destination.
We always confirm with buyer on invoice, videos and photo to make sure the fish are of the size you request and that they are healthy. Catfish fingerlings should be guaranteed to be free of exposure to channel catfish virus. We always state in writing the terms of replacement if the fingerlings should become sick and die shortly after you receive them. Buyers will be held responsible for any losses of fish if the seller can prove you have not followed recommended handling and stocking procedures after successful delivery of fingerlings at buyers address after a period of 1 week.
If the fish are to be shipped by truck or air freight, determine we take responsibility for safe delivery of the fish. Small fish may often be easily shipped in plastic bags containing water and oxygen. Large numbers of fingerlings are best transported in a hauling tank with aeration or oxygen supplied. The water always remain clean and cool during transport. The fish are loaded and unloaded with a minimum of handling and stress. In most cases we arrange delivery of the fish or assure that the buyer has the equipment needed to successfully transport them.
Prior to obtaining the fish, buyers should determine the quantity, weight and size of the fish you wish to stock. Stocking rates vary widely depending upon the species of fish and management objectives. Information on proper stocking rates is available from county extension agents or the Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture
Fish should be “tempered’ (slowly acclimated to any significant changes in water temperature or chemistry), when preparing to stock them into a new environment. Proper tempering requires at least 20 minutes of gradual adjustment for every 10-degree Fahrenheit difference in water temperature. If no thermometer is available, temperature differences between the two environments should be adjusted gradually until no difference can be felt using your hand. If fish are received packed in plastic bags with oxygen, float the bags in the receiving water without opening them until the fish are temperature acclimated. Opening the bags allows the oxygen to escape, and the fish must be quickly released. If fish are being unloaded from a hauling tank, gradually mix the new water into the tank until temperatures are equalized.
Fish which are properly handled and stocked should remain active and swim off quickly into deeper water after release. Fish which are stressed from transport or improper acclimation often sink to the bottom, or swim weakly. Mortalities resulting from handling and stocking stress will usually occur in a matter of hours to several days following release. Often times, excessive stress on fish leads to disease outbreaks and later mortality which may not occur until several days after stocking.
We are highly concerned that all our buyer are pleased with the fish they receive. In most cases if a problem arises with the fish, We will replace them if the loss was not due to negligence on the part of the buyer. Usually the we will arrange or recommend how the fish should be transported and provide instructions on the proper method of stocking.