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  • Definition of fish pond
  • Types of fish pond
    • Earthen pond, Concrete pond, Tarpaulin Pond, Plastic Pond
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What is a Fish Pond?

A fish pond is a controlled pond, artificial lake, or reservoir that contain fishes and is used in aquaculture for fish farming. Fishes are raised in ponds under controlled conditions for commercial purposes.

Types of Fish Pond:

Some common fish ponds used to rear fish are:

  • Earthen pond
    • Embankment pond
    • Excavated pond
  • Concrete pond
  • Tarpaulin Pond
  • Plastic Pond

1. Earthen Pond:

Earthen pond.

An earthen pond is an artificial dam, a reservoir constructed by digging a hole in the soil, in a swampy, sloppy or waterlogged area, that should be at least 1.5 meters deep ( from 0.5 – 1.0 m at the shallow end and 1.5 – 2.0 m at the drain end). Clay soil is usually chosen because of its high water retention property.

Earthen ponds are very similar to the natural habitation of fishes and are constructed along the main path of the flow of stream or river water. This is also an advantage as there is a natural flow of water in and out of the pond.

Types of Earthen Pond:

There are 2 basic types of earthen ponds, embankment and excavated ponds.

types of earthen pond


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