This species ideal temperature range is 23.9°C – 29.4°C and it requires the constant monitoring of oxygen, water quality, and pH. It is a North American species that is viable, accessible but not very adaptable. It has a poor food conversion ratio and a slow growth rate. It is also carnivorous and reaches plate size in 12 – 18 months.
The three most farmed varieties in aquaponics are Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Striped bass. Compared to others, they are less adaptable to unfavorable conditions. Ergo, conditions must be closely monitored to ensure pristine water, proper oxygen, and pH levels. Bass like shade, and do not do well with bright light. Feeding must be regular, and they do not have a good food conversion ratio. Except for Striped bass which typically matures a little faster, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass mature slowly. Largemouth bass can take up to 18 months to reach its full size.
Using brass in your aquaponics fish tank is a decent choice because they are fairly easy to acquire. They are generally a carnivorous species, but should you acquire young fingerlings to start with, they can be trained to feed on pellets. It may be a good idea to breed black soldier fly larvae to supplement their diet and add to their flavor.
Plate Size in 12 – 18 Months
North American, viable, accessible, constant monitoring of oxygen, water quality and pH, not very adaptable, poor food conversion ratio, slow growth rate, carnivorous
Ideal Temperature Range: 23.9°C – 29.4°C