What type of combination of fishes are reared in composite fish culture?
Composite fish culture is farming of different types of fish of compatible species having different feeding habits, in the same pond.
This kind of farming of fish increases the productivity.
A combination of 5-6 species, such Rohu, Catla, Mrigal, Common carps and Grass carps are reared in the same pond.
They do not compete for food as different parts of the pond are utilized for their feed.
Different types of compatible fishes with different properties are given below.
Catlas are surface feeder.
Rohus feed in the middle zone of the pond.
Mrigals and common carps are bottom feeders.
Grass carp feeds on the weeds.