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Rohu fish farming, project report, price, investment, and profit per acre

In terms of protein, vitamin A, B, omega-3, and mercury, Rohu fish is high source of these. Rohu fish contains good amount of fat that provide benefits for human body. 

Rohu fish farming business is profitable. According to Rohu fish demand in market, its production is not enough. Although it gives yield at least in 8 months, but still it is highly profitable for business purpose. 

Let's look at an overview on requirements, estimated investment and profit per acre on Rohu fishes. 

Rohu fish farming

The deciding factor of Rohu farming success is the quality of feed, atmosphere, water quality, and mortality rate. 

Is Rohu fish farming profitable?

In short terms, a big No. In longer terms, Yes. Absolutely. As you can see above data, Rohu fish farming reduces the pond cost and oxygen pumping cost from the total revenue. It means you will get negligible profit on your first harvesting of Rohu fish. 

From the second cycle, you just have to invest in your seeds, electricity, maintenance, labor cost, and feeding. It will increase your profit up to 7,00,000 INR/acre which is very profitable. 

Best time to harvest Rohu fishes

Although Rohu fish can live up to 8 years. In these 8 years, Rohu fishes become 25 to 30 kg in weight. 

Rohu fish farming

Each year, Rohu fish add 1 to 2 kg weight.

For business purposes, Rohu fishes harvest between 8 to 12 months. In this period, Rohu fishes become 750 grams to 1kg. 

Rohu fish farming project report for 1 acre

Requirements for Rohu fish farming per acre

Pond making

Because of the moderate temperature, Rohu fishes can adjust and survive in cement water tanks.

It is better to make pond sections instead of one pond in one acre. It helps to handle if fishes get any kind of infections or fungal diseases(on glimpse). The pond sections method reduces the damage to only one pond.  

It depends on your choice of what measurement you want to implement for Rohu fish farming. 

Mostly, people use a 10x12 square meter size pond for fish farming. So in one acre, you can make 28 to 32 similar ponds for Rohu fish farming. The depth of each pond should be 2 to 2.5 meters deep.

Rohu seed arrangement

You can import seeds from the direct supplier from other coastal states. They will give you quality seeds if you found the right mass exporter. Be aware of frauds and don't compromise the quality of the seed. 

Oxygen system

You need an oxygen system of at least 1hp for each tank. It is necessary to add an oxygen supply system to each pond to provide each fish with oxygen to breathe.  In a sense, the oxygen system cleans the water and helps to provide fishes an atmosphere to adjust. 

Feed and timings

It is suggested that don't use random market feed for Rohu fishes. Rohu fishes hesitate to consume the random market feed. 

Rohu fish are surface feeders for a time, but in later stages, they change feeding and consume as column feeders and bottom feeders. 

Temperature for Rohu fishes

Rohu fish easily survive in temperatures between 25 to 30 degrees Celcius. In too cold or too hot temperatures, Rohu fish becomes lazy. Thus Rohu fishes stop to take growth. Sometimes, odd temperatures create tension in Rohu fishes. 

Investment in Rohu fish farming

One time investment

  • Pond making- 2,80,000 INR to 3,00,000 INR
  • Oxygen system- 4,20,000 INR to 4,50,000 INR

Total one time investment- 7,00,000 INR to 7,50,000 INR

Per cycle investment

  • Rohu seed cost- 5,000 INR
  • Water preparation cost- 25,000 INR
  • Electricity cost- 30,000 INR/year
  • Feeding cost- 20,000 INR(estimated)

Total one cycle cost- 80,000 INR to 1,00,000 INR  

Total investment in the first cycle-

  • Pond making investment+first cycle cost= 7,80,000 INR to 8,30,000 INR

Total investment in the second cycle 

  • Maintenance cost+ one cycle cost

1,00,000 INR to 1,30,00 INR

Total investment in the third cycle

  • Similarly, maintenance cost+ one cycle cost- 1,10,000 INR to 1,40,000 INR

Profit in Rohu fish farming

  • The market price of 1kg Rohu fish- 200 INR/kg
  • Total weight of Rohu fish per acre in one cycle- 4,000 kg(4 tons). 
  • The total market value of Rohu fish yield- 8,00,000 INR
  • The profit margin per Rohu fish at the end of the first cycle- 6 INR
  • The profit margin on Rohu fish per acre for the first cycle- 30,000 INR 
  • The profit margin on Rohu fish per acre for the second cycle- 6,90,000 INR to 7,10,000 INR
  • The profit margin on Rohu fish per acre for the third cycle- 7,00,000 INR to 7,20,000 INR

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