All you need to know about successful catfish farming Water Analysis and Treatment in Catfish Farming What you must know about pH and Catfish Farming before you start Stocking your Fish. . . pH is the level of the Hydrogen ion present in the water. For the fish in the pond, acceptable pH value is between 6.5 to 7.5. When it is below 4, fish will die due to water acidity. . . I have personally experienced this and it was not in any way pleasant. . . When pH is constantly between 4 to 6, fish will be alive, but, due to stress, they will experience slow growth why you waste your feeds. Feed intake will be highly staggered and reduced. Feed Conversion Rate (FCR) will also be very high where by you waste more money for feeds. Fish eating and not growing. . . Infact, for the observant fish farmer, low pH in pond water is an indication of high CO2, (carbon dioxide) in the water. . . High pH values of between 8 to 11 in pond water will also slowpoke fish growth. Fish will ultimately die when pH levels rise above 8 - 14. . . Low pH aids higher proportions of ionized ammonia which is less toxic to fish. . . The reverse is the case with high pH in water. . . There is nothing as painful as being ignorant of these facts. These water parameters play a major role in the overall business of profitable fish farming. . . To get more tips and free tutorial join our fish farming free class to start on your own Making profit from fish farming really goes beyond just giving food to the fishes. Water Quality parameters must be monitored and acceptable ranges must be maintained. . . Growth time of fish in ponds must be within acceptable times. . . Nothing is as painful as keeping fish in ponds for an unnecessary long period of time while money is being wasted on feed. . .