Stephanie Grodeska | 11/2/2016 6:38:26 PM
Cocahoe Supply Fact Sheet
This fact sheet is meant as a guide and provides vending locations for some of the products commonly used in cocahoe production. This section does not specifically endorse any of these products or vendors. Nor is it meant to exclude similar products or vendors. Many of the products many be available from other vendors not specifically mentioned in this fact sheet.
Salt: Make sure to have your water checked to determine what type of salt is best for your system. Also make sure that you choose a salt measuring instrument that is best for your salinity range.
|Crystal Salt||Aquaculture Systems Technology|
|Marine Mix||Aquaculture Sys. Tech. /Foster and Smith|
|Solar Salt||Hardware stores|
|Rock Salt||Hardware stores/Some general stores|
|Instant Ocean||Amazon/Foster and Smith/Pet Stores|
|Refractometer||Foster and Smith/ Aquatic Eco.|
|Hydrometer||Foster and Smith/Pet Stores|
Chlorine neutralizer: If water comes from a municipal source, the chlorine must be neutralized before adding fish. Make sure your chlorine remover will also neutralize chloramine, which is often used in rural water supplies.
|Proline Aqua-Coat||Aquatic Eco.|
|Dry AmQuel Plus||Aquatic Eco./Fish Farm Supply Co.|
|ChlorAm-X||Reed Mariculture/Aquatic Eco.|
|Sodium Thiosulfate||Aquatic Eco./Western Chemical Inc.|
Stress minimizers (during hauling): All of these products are meant to improve water quality and/or fish condition. Make sure to read the labels carefully to choose the product that is right for your needs.
|Stress Coat||Aquatic Eco./Pet Stores/Fosters & Smith|
|ChlorAm-X||Reed Mariculture/Aquatic Eco.|
|Ultimate Water Conditioner||Aquatic Eco./Amazon/Pond Supply Stores|
|General Baitfish Chemicals||Southern Aquaculture Supply|
Oxygen and water quality test kits: Water testing is important to ensure the health of your fish. Knowing the levels of oxygen, ammonia, nitrites, and other water quality factors are essential. Make sure to select an instrument or test kit that tests for all of the important water quality factors.
Oxygen Test Kits:
Advantages: inexpensive (usually less than $50), sufficiently accurate for management decisions, chemicals have a long shelf life, does not require maintenance, maybe the best economical option on small farms.
Disadvantages: more time is required to take measurement, chemical reagents must be continually replaced (most kits provide chemicals for 30 to 100 measurements).
Advantages: accurate (when calibrated properly), ease of use, many measurements can be taken quickly, does not require continual purchase of replacement chemicals, maybe the best option on large farms where many measurements must be taken, will last many years if properly cared for and maintained.
Disadvantages: expense ($600-$1,000), requires calibration before use, and requires minor maintenance to keep it operating properly.
|LaMotte Saltwater Test Kits |
(Model AQ-4 or AQ-5)
|Aquatic Eco./LaMotte Company|
|Water Quality Test Kits & Oxygen Meters||Global Water Instr. Inc./ Forestry Supp. Inc.|
|HACH Saltwater Master Test Kit||CHEMetrics Inc.|
|Water test strips||Aquarium/ Pet store|
|YSI/Oxygen Meter||Aquatic Eco./So. Aquaculture Supply|
Aeration: Two common methods of aerating water during hauling involve the use of mechanical agitators, compressed oxygen, or both. Oxygen cylinders are available from some industrial gas or welding suppliers. Pressure regulators are needed for oxygen tanks, and flow meters can be installed to adjust oxygen flow rates.
|Agitators and Aspirators||Aquatic Eco./Amazon/ Foster and Smith|
|Shearwater Bottom Draw Surface Aerator||Aquatic Eco.|
Dip nets: Select the proper mesh size and net material for harvest seines and dip nets to avoid injuring fish. Use soft 3/16- inch knotless nylon mesh nets for delicate minnows.
|Aquarium Mesh Nets||Pet Stores/Foster and Smith|
|Dip Nets||Memphis Net and Twine/Aquatic Eco.|
Netting for predaceous birds: This is most effective over pools or small tanks and may be difficult to implement over large ponds. Make sure to choose the mesh size and tensile strength that will best suit your needs.
|Predator Netting||Aquatic Eco.|
|Bird Barrier Netting||Aquaculture Sys. Tech. /Foster and Smith|
|Predator Netting||Memphis Net and Twine|
Hauling tanks: Most commercially manufactured hauling tanks are insulated. Urethane foam, plastic foam and corkboard are common insulating materials, but they can also be used with homemade tanks, glued to the outer surface. Tanks should be equipped with an overflow drain to maintain water level and allow agitators to function at the proper operating depth. Another feature is an air vent or scoop to permit air circulation in the space between the water surface and tank top.
|Hauling Tank||Aquatic Eco.|
|Hauling Tank||Aquaneering Inc./Reiff Manufacturing|
Tanks and Pools: Make sure that when selecting tanks or pools, the material is appropriate for the conditions it will be housed. In general poly tanks are better for indoor use and fiberglass will fare better in outdoor conditions. It is important to check manufacturer specifications before purchasing to ensure that the materials will fit your individual needs.
|Fiberglass Tanks/Pools||Aquatic Eco.|
|Tanks and Raceways||Red Ewald, Inc./AREA Inc.|
|Plastic Poly Tanks||Aquatic Eco./Polytank Inc.|
Larval feed: Newly hatched larvae have shown the best growth on these two feeds. Brine shrimp nauplii are the most nutritious and are easily accessible, but require specific storing conditions and hatching apparatus. Otohime A is a successful alternative that does not have such stringent requirements.
|Brine Shrimp Eggs||Brine Shrimp Direct/Pet Stores|
|Otohime A||Reed Mariculture|
Feed: These are some of the vendors that offer varying types of aquaculture feed, make sure to select the feed that best suits the needs of your fish at their particular life stage(s).
|(800) 928-2782||(717) 677-6181|
|(985) 839-3400||(800) 841-6800|
|1012 Pearl St.||P.O. Box 95|
|Franklinton, LA 70438||Gardners, PA 17324|
|Rangen Inc.||Silver Cup Fish Feed|
|(800) 657-6446||(800) 521-9092|
|115 13th Ave South||P.O. Box 57428|
|Buhl, ID 83316||Murray, Utah 84157|
Spawning Mats: Spawning mat material can either be sold by the roll or in individual sections depending on your operation and scale needs.
|Spawntex® Mats||Blocksome& Co./Aquatic Eco.|
|PVC and Coated Wire||Local Hardware stores|
Pond fertilizer: The fertilizer can be any organic or inorganic fertilizer. Rice bran can also be used.
|12-12-12 Fertilizer||Local lawn and garden or hardware store|
|Rice Bran||Local feed or hardware stores|
|Chicken Manure||Local lawn and garden or hardware store|
Vendor Contact Information
|Aquaculture Systems Technology||Aquatic Eco-Systems|
|(504) 837-5575||(877) 347-4788|
|(800) 939-3659||2395 Apopka Blvd. Suite 100|
|108 Industrial Ave.||Apopka, FL 32703|
|New Orleans, LA|
|Fish Farm Supply Co.||Kent Marine|
|116 Bonnie Cres||5401 West Oakwood Park Drive|
|Elmira, ON N3B 3J8||Franklin, WI 53132|
|Western Chemical Inc.||Reed Mariculture Inc.|
|1269 Lattimore Road||871 East Hamilton Ave, Suite #D|
|Ferndale, WA 98248||Campbell, CA 95008|
|Southern Aquaculture Supply||LaMotte Company|
|800-850-7274||P.O. Box 329|
|931 Saint Mary’s Street||802 Washington Ave.|
|Lake Village, AR 71653||Charlestown, MD 21620|
|Global Water Inc||Forestry Suppliers, Inc.|
|PO Box 9010||205 West Rankin Street|
|151 Graham Rd||P.O. Box 8397|
|College Station, TX 77842||Jackson, MS 39284-8397|
|7960 Stromesa Court||670 B Street|
|San Diego, California 92126||Walla Walla, WA. 99362|
|Red Ewald, Inc.||AREA Inc.|
|P.O. Box 519||P.O. Box 901303|
|Karnes City, TX 78118||Homestead, FL 33090|
|PolyTank, Inc.||Brine Shrimp Direct|
|62824 250th Street||P.O. Box 3044|
|Litchfield, MN 55355||Ogden, UT 84409|
|Drs. Foster and Smith||Amazon|
|2253 Air Park Road,|
|P.O. Box 100|
|Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501|
|Blocksome & Co|
|P.O. Box 2007|
|450 St. John Road Suite 710|
|Michigan City, IN 46361|