The Best Mail Order Hatcheries for Backyard Aquaculture

A backyard aquaculture system.

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Now that your aquaculture or aquaponics system is all set up, it’s time to stock it!

First, read our guide, “The Best Fish Species for Backyard Aquaculture & How to Source Them.” Then, order your fish. Here are some of our favorite resources. Have fun!

Tilapia Depot – large selection of tilapia, plus channel catfish

Aquaponics USA – various tilapia, along with a large selection of supplies

Lakeway Tilapia – offers organically-raised fry and fingerlings

J and J Aqua Farms – large selection, including catfish, carp, and perch

Beavers Fish Farm – large selection, including a number of trout species

Troutlodge – this is one of the few sources of mail order salmon eggs

The Best Mail Order Hatcheries for Backyard Aquaculture