Our daily routine of water testing, grading, feeding (x2) and tank maintenance means that staff are attending to the well-being of the fish seven days a week.
The Grow-out modules of three 10,000 litre tanks is their home for a further 16 weeks until harvest.
Barramundi are a fish that responds well to heavy stocking in the tanks, and grow well. The Food Conversion Ratio in our system is excellent – 1.2kg food :1kg fish (1.2:1).
Two days before harvest feeding is stopped, enabling the fish to empty their system of wastes. We call this ‘purging’, aimed at removing any off-flavours from the flesh.
Ideally, at harvest, each module produces in excess of 3,000kg of fish, ranging from 600g to 800g each.
Our name, Tailor Made Fish Farms, was chosen to reflect the way our system operates. We can produce ‘tailor-made’ fish of any size, grown to suit a banquet or a plate. It’s all a matter of timing and good management.