Wanted Murrel fish in large quantity

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  1. manapparai

    manapparai New Member

    Where can we procure murrel fish in large quantity in Tamilnadu and around?
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
  2. maitys

    maitys Active Member

    Do you want striped snakehead murrel fish seeds ( spawn ) or fully mature fish ?

    Bengalis consume sweet water fishes 5 days a week , and there are 150 plus native varieties of sweet water fish. One of them is stripped snakehead sweet water murrel ( Bengali vernacular name : Shol )

    More than 12 sweet water fish spawn ( seed) hatchery in West bengal are engaged in captive breeding and snakehead murrel seed producing business .

    Snakehead murrel seed rate Rs. 2-5 / each , varies with size and season .
    Fully mature fresh Snakehead ( 1-2 kg live wt. ) wholesale rate varies with Rs 100-150 / kg
     
  3. manapparai

    manapparai New Member

    Hi,
    Thank you for the information
    It seems you are in West Bengal. I want to set a shol pond and a sales centre.
    I am in Tamilnadu. won't it be difficult to transport these fishes alive to such a longer distance?
    Can you tell the possibilities and if there are any on going projects.
     
  4. maitys

    maitys Active Member

    Yes, I'm from West Bengal .
    3 commercial types of murrel species are cultured in west bengal .
    Channa marulius ( Giant Murrel ) , channa striatus ( Striped Murrel ) ,Channa punctatus ( Spotted Murrel )
    Average yield : 2-4 MT / Ha/ Yr
    Growing period : 8-10 months
    2-4 inch size Snakehead Murrel fish seedlings are usually packed in water filled polybag with oxygen and tin can or recycled plastic drum .
    Packing gross weight : 8 kgs
    shipment through daily Rly parcel service or by flight .
    For more details you can contact : bhcv@ymail.com
     

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  5. manapparai

    manapparai New Member

     
  6. manapparai

    manapparai New Member

    It is very good.
    I want to set a small pond of 20feet length, 6feet breadth and 4feet depth. in a 10 cent Land using tarpaulin sheets. If it works well we can set one more pond of the same magnitude.
    secondly I want to know the possibility of stocking grown fishes and sell them here.
    Is it possible to transport grown fishes by train to Tamilnadu at the cost which you stated in your previous message.
    what would be the cost of package of 8kg. seeds and the transport charges by train and flight.
    Thanks a lot.
     
  7. maitys

    maitys Active Member

    Murrel fish culture is successful in waste ponds with mixed fish species i.e. Magur ( Walking Catfish) Singi ( Indian torrent catfish ) Koi ( Climbing perch ) Pabda ( Indian Catfish ) etc.
    Food habit of snakeheads is different from other catfish species .

    Snakehead are fed mainly on fresh trash fish , snail , tadpole , chicken offal , animal blood meal etc .
    100 % pelleted fish feed is not fit for murrel fish growth .

    Thailand fish farmers prepares farm made fish feed for murrel cultivation with rice bran , trash fish, snail , chicken offal etc . (including heads, bones and legs) .It's only viable if you are going for a commercial culture of murrel .

    Fully grown murrel fishs are usually transported in local fish markets in water filled pots to help traders sell it as live .

    Long distance shipment by train is a bit risky and not viable during summer .
    It's ok in monsoon or winter .

    Min. weight required for air freight is 100 kgs +plus
    Kolkata to Chennai air freight charge is Rs 5000/ 100 Kgs .
    The higher the weight lesser the price .
     

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