China has 70% of all global aquaculture production and that means amazing selections of fishes to choose from. However, the downside being all of the hatcheries are designed to handle large quantity business, few are willing to ship small quantity of fishes and by small quantities, I mean anything less then 5000 fingerlings. In order to solve this problem, I took a trip to Guangzhou to visit several hatcheries and establish personal relationship. A bit personal touch goes a long way and one has agreed to supply me fish at quantity of 500. It's still too big to be handled by a small backyard system but it's a good start.
Hatchery in Guangzhou
A young 20 something couple running this hatchery of about half million square meter (100 MU) with a few workers.
|胭脂||Chinese high fin banded shark|
|湘云鲫||Xiangyun Crucian Carp|
|金草鱼||Golden Grass Carp|
|团头鲂(武昌鱼)||Bluntnose black bream|
|丁桂鱼||Ding mandarin fish|
|仙骨大头||Kind of Bighead Carp|