Catla

We are providing catla fingerling and as food fishes too.

Catla (Catla catla), also known as the major (Indian) carp, is an economically important South Asian freshwater fish in the carp family Cyprinidae. It is commonly found in rivers and lakes in northern India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Catla is a fish with large and broad head, a large protruding lower jaw and upturned mouth. It has large, greyish scales on dorsal side and whitish on belly.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Health benefits of this fish include healthy heart, lower levels of bad cholesterol and toxin levels. It helps in improving skin health, reducing weight and strengthening teeth

NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENT

Catla fish is rich in proteins and omega 3 fatty acids which helps the overall activities of the body. This fish contains vitamins such as B12, tryptophan, niacin, etc. and minerals such as iron, Sodium, calcium and potassium, copper etc.

Feeding

Catla fishes generally consume food from the upper level of water. They love to eat small insects, leaves of plant, phytopplankton etc. They also eat zooplankton occasionally. You can also serve fish meal and supplementary fish feed for commercial Catla fish farming business.

Breeding

Catla fishes can be up to 1m long. Gain sexual maturity at the age of 3-5 years. A moderate sized female Katla fish contain about 1.5-3 millions of eggs. They lay their eggs in open water reservoirs. In favorable environment they lay eggs in rainy season. You can also do breeding process of Catla fish artificially in the hatchery.

Catla is a very tasty fish and enriched with high nutrition value. Commercial farming in freshwater pond is very profitable. This fish is very hardy and grow faster comparatively to to other fish species. Generally, they eat upper level food from the water. So, it is very suitable for farming in freshwater pond with other species of carp fish. Catla fish has a huge demand in the Asian market and contributing much to the total fish production and economic growth of some Asian countries, such as Bangladesh and India.