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Barramundi

Scientific name: Lates calcarifer

Other common names: Giant perch, Barra

  • Barramundi are a carnivorous fish and a popular species for farm dams.
  • It is not recommended to stock Barramundi with other fish because of their territorial and aggressive behaviour and because of their size.
  • It is an offence to stock Barramundi in private dams further south than the Mary River catchment.
  • Size: Commonly up to 1.2m, but can grow up to 1.8m and 60 kg.
  • Tolerates temperature from 18°c – 29°c and pH range between 7 – 8.
  • Growth rate is variable, but usually very rapid, reaching around 600g in the first 6 months.  Growth begins to slow after this initial growth phase.
  • Excellent eating.
  • Barramundi are a great sport fish – renowned for their fighting ability, frequently breaching the surface.

STOCKING RATE FOR DAM

1 fish per 5sqm (800/acre)

PRICING

(ex. gst and delivery)
Contact us for availability

Av Size.           0-50                    50-500
3-5cm             $4.50                    $3.00
5-7cm             $5.50                    $4.00

Barramundi