You will have to purchase fish for your systems so make sure you choose for your needs. Ensure you purchase happy, healthy fish from a reputable supplier. We recommend contacting Gavin from Ferguson Springs Fish Farm for your Silver Perch and Trout fingerlings in WA. He does deliveries and also comes to our carpark at the end of April with Trout and November with Silver Perch but you must place your orders directly with him. If you have ordered through Gavin and are going to be collecting from our Jandakot carpark be sure to bring a fish safe container (esky or plastic tub with lid) with some of your tank water and a battery airpump for the trip home. We sell small airpumps complete with batteries if you forget on the day.
All Year Fish
For all year round edible fish, the best to have in Perth are Silver Perch. They are very hardy,withstand water temperatures of 3 – 35 degrees and taste beautiful.These fish may take longer to get to plate size but they are well worth the wait. Fingerlings are prefered.
For all year round non-edible fish, Koi or goldfish are an excellent choice. They provide excellent nutrients for the plants. Goldfish will also breed so you can enjoy watching them grow.
In Perth, a great winter fish to grow is the Rainbow Trout. Fingerlings will get to plate size within six months. They are a great fun fish to grow as they put on a great act when being fed.