Giant gourami farming in kerala

Giant Gourami Farming

Learn Giant Gourami  farming

We bought some giant gourami fishes for our farm. 30 Black Giant Gourami and 30 Pink Giant Gourami were bought from a person in Kottayam. The Black Giant Gourami is about a year old. It is about seven inches in size. But the Pink Giant Gourami is only four inches in size. It was said to be about six months old. The farm also has two pair of four-year-old giant Gourami. Through this video we would like to share stories about our farm as well as a bit about giant Gourami farming. Try watching the video till the end.

Giant Gourami zero cost fish farming


Giant gourami is a fish that can be raised at home at a very low cost. But it attains full growth very gradually. Therefore, it is not possible to expect a sudden profit return from this giant gourami aquaculture. The Black Giant Gourami we bought is about a year old. Still, it is only 7 inches in size. Giant gourami generally grows slowly over the first year. However, in the second and third years, it gains weight close to one kilogram each.

Black Giant GouramiPink Giant Gourami

Giant Gourami Breading

Our two pair giant gourami, about four years old are growing in this round tank. This round tank does not have enough facilities to grow large giant gouramis. Therefore they haven’t bred yet. We put the fish in this one tank temporarily because we don’t have enough facilities in our farm. This tank is beneath the terrace so the tank does not get enough sunlight. Therefore, the temperature of the water always remains very low.

Giant Gourami Farming in Onyx Aqua Farm

Giant gourami is best grown in well-lit, green water. Giant gouramis are not interested in clear water. We intend to make such a tank and transfer them into that fish tank. At present the fish farm does not have adequate facilities. This is our main aquaponics unit. It grows 3,000 tilapia, 500 koi-carp and 500 anabas. About a thousand fish were harvested from it which weighed only 300 grams on average. As the number of Fishes in the pond were a bit high, we didn’t get as much as the growth as we expected. Next time, we intend to release only 3,000 fishes instead of 4,000.

This is another unit of our farm. Of these, 1500 fishes of one month old are cultivated. This unit has yielded well twice in the past.  This is a small aquaponics unit. The specifications of this unit and its function are explained in one of our previous video. Those of whom who haven’t watched video can watch it by clicking on the link above.

This is the nursery pond of our farm. Small fry are brought in, treated and kept for about three weeks. After that it is given to the required customers. This also works in an aquaponics style. It can raise up to 4,000 fish seeds at a time.

Below this filtering unit is also a small tank. The tank was built under this as part of maximum utilization of space.Large fish ready for sale are transferred from large fish pond to this pond . Therefore, it can be caught quickly when the need arises.

These are the facilities available in our farm. It was then that confusion arose as to where to place the sixty giant gourami babies. The idea came to my mind the day before the fish fry were to be brought. The space between the two grow beds in this aquaponics unit was covered with two pieces of stone and a nylon sheet was spread on it. The tank is 7 meters long, 75 cm wide and 50cm high. Giant gourami of this size have a enough space to swim around in this arrangement. In order to create a rotation of the water in the tank, the water coming from the filter unit is fed into this tank and the overflow water from it is fed to the main tank.

Can grow giant gourami without any hassle at very low cost.

There are many reasons for this.

  1. There is no need to give aeration to grow giant Gourami. Giant gourami have the ability to come to the surface of water and breathe atmospheric air. They have a special respiratory organ for that.
  2. Giant gourami will survive even if the water condition is a bit bad. They can overcome the variations of pH, ammonia to small extend in the water. However, if the ammonia in the water exceeds a certain limit, it is advisable to change the water slightly.
  3. Giant gouramis are fed with leaves. Leafy greens such as yam leaves, tapioca leaves and azolla are their favorite food. Therefore, the cost of fish feed can be saved. It is advisable not to feed them with pellets bought from the market. Regular feeding of pellets can lead to digestive problems and may lead to their sudden death.

Most of our Aquaponics grow beds are cultivated with yam. It has two main purposes. First of all, yam grows pretty well in grow beds and is also a good feed for fishes such as giant gourami and tilapia. Therefore, the cost of feed can be very well reduced.

Giant gouramis have built nests for laying eggs. November is the normal season of them laying eggs. More information will be shared in our next video. Doubts and comments about the video can be commented below. If you like the video, don’t forget to share it with others and subscribe to the channel. See you again with another video Thanks.

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