BackYard Fish Farmiing

BackYard Fish Farming: Its Importance in Survival

What if there’s nowhere else to go in your disaster-stricken town? All roads in and out have all been closed indefinitely and you have no choice but to stay at home. Sure, you might have food and other supplies for your family’s needs but how long will they last. In a situation like this, it is important to have another source of food when your supplies ran out and backyard fish farming should be one of the options in your list.

Backyard aquaculture is the process of raising edible fish in your own home. This is going to be a massive help for your survival in the event that you are not able to leave your home. As mentioned, your supply will definitely run out but, if you have a sustainable food source like a backyard fish farm, your chance of survival is going to be high. Not to mention that fish is a great source of protein so it’s food that will keep you healthy.

Things to Consider Before You Start


Tank or pond aquaculture

If you live in a location where the climate is warmer, raising fish in a pond is your best bet because you can grow more fish. Creating an ecosystem for effortless management is also easier if you choose this method. On the other hand, raising fish in tanks is the best option if you live in a colder place. Its management can be tedious at first but, once you have created a suitable environment for the fish, it’s going to be as easy as farming fish in a pond.

Type of fish to grow

The most popular fish among backyard fish farming is Tilapia but they prefer warmer temperatures so, you need to buy a heating equipment if you choose these. Trout, on the other hand, are fish that love extremely cold temperatures so you need to make sure that the water they are in doesn’t get warm.

Source of water

The growth of the fish you will raise may depend on the source of water you will use because some fish, like trout, need highly aerated, cold spring water for them to grow. However, there are also fish that can grow on ordinary hose water. So, the type of fish you will grow also depends on the source of water you have.


Although backyard fish farming can be a complicated endeavor, with careful planning and research it is possible and once you have created a suitable environment for the fish, managing it will be a breeze.

Moreover, it is also an awesome source of nutrients because aside from protein, fish is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help in lowering blood pressure. So, in extreme survival situations where you are left with no choice but to stay in your home, having one in your backyard is going to be really helpful so that you and your family can survive up until everything is back to normal.

About Dan Stevenson

Dan Stevenson is a chief editor of The Survival Corps and an experienced survivalist who is incredibly passionate about everything survival and preparedness, be it in the great outdoors or in an urban environment.Besides his primary job functions at The Survival Corps, Dan has been recognized by the survival community for his extraordinary commitment and an insatiable desire to always achieve absolute excellence in everything that he undertakes. Being a survival expert for a very long time, Dan has acquired extensive knowledge and experience regarding preparing for camping trips, hiking, hunting and any other outdoor adventure and surviving in the wilderness. He also knows quite a lot about preparing for emergency situations in the concrete jungle when one would need either self-defense or other survival skills in various cases of crisis, such as a natural disaster. Dan’s remarkable knowledge and expertise, absolutely tireless work ethic, astonishing passion and commitment and unparalleled focus is what truly sets him apart from all the other survivalist enthusiasts. He is truly the lifeblood of The Survival Corps and we can honestly say that we wouldn’t be where we are without him. He is a professional and a true leader that anyone would love working with, both in and out of the office walls. He has an incredibly friendly and open personality and loves helping others, which is exactly where he finds constant inspiration and passion for learning more and providing people with tips and tricks for all things survival. He is curious, imaginative, creative and always puts other people first, never failing to really help them put safety in their lives. If you’re a passionate survival enthusiast, The Survival Corps is the right place for you, as Dan will never cease to amaze you with valuable information for helping you plan, prepare and survive both in the wilderness and in an urban environment.

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