Freshwater fish cultivation is a promising business profits. One of the freshwater fish culture is in the Basin Cirata, Cianjur, West Java. Freshwater fish culture in this place is starting from seedlings to rearing fish.
One of those who pursue the cultivation of freshwater fish is Edi Mulyadi. He did seedlings in ground pool, until the fish rearing in floating keramba.
To reach the location of freshwater fish culture can take Eddie's direction to Cianjur, then headed to the beach area Meleber, Cirata.
Breeding ponds have intended for carp, tilapia fish and carp, ranging from the shape of the larvae to become saplings of fish,
This places the child in the fish maintained for half a month, until the size of three centimeters. Then the children good-quality fish that moved to floating in the Basin keramba Cirata.
For floating toward keramba Cirata Reservoir should use the boat. Travel time is about ten minutes. It was only up to the floating keramba's Edi.
In this floating keramba, Edi has 25 rearing ponds of fresh water fish that kept two employees. Freshwater fish raised here tilapia fish, goldfish, and carp. Tilapia fish can be harvested within three to four months.
The biggest cost is to manage the provision of keramba floating fish feed. For fish meal, Edi spent 4 quintals of pellets a day.
Raising fish tilapia and carp promising greater benefits than other freshwater fish. Therefore, tilapia fish and goldfish into a prima donna. In the market, the price of red tilapia fish around USD 9 thousand per kilogram.
But fish in floating such keramba is not without risk. Greatest risk of fish dying due to a virus. Since the year 2003 and a virus attack pet fish here. Edi who have engaged in this business since 1996 and also receive the effects. He had to have 60 ponds in this place, but now reduced to only 25 ponds.
Freshwater fish raised in floating Cirata keramba is marketed to Jjakarta, West Java and Banten. estimated 70 percent of freshwater fish in the area of Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang and Bekasi are supplied from this region.
Tilapia fish marketed in death and frozen using ice blocks. While marketed goldfish alive with a plastic bag is put into a given oxygen.
Fish ponds Edi managed floating in a month can produce one ton of tilapia fish, one ton of gold fish and a half ton of carp