The milkfish (Chanos chanos) is one of the most ideal finfishes for farming
in coastal areas. They are fast growing, tolerates a wide range of temperature,
oxygen and salinity. They feed mostly on filamentous algae from the bottom of the
pond and are free from major diseases and parasites. Milkfish are cultured in large
scales in countries like Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan in ponds called “Tambak”.
In India too the popularity of its farming is growing especially in Tamil Nadu and
Milkfish (Chanos chanos)