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Ornamental Fish Farming in Singapore

Ornamental fish farming is a farming which specialize to produce ornamental fish commercially in enclosures or tanks. In the world, Singapore is a top exporter of ornamental fish  include a wide range of tropical fish such as Japanese koi, discus, cichlids, arowanas, and other ornamental fish. Because of that Singapore is well-known as a “one-stop shop” for global ornamental fish business. Exporters get around 500 species of ornamental fish, buying from local farms (accounts for 40% of sales) and other farms in the region for re-exporting.

Private Sector of Ornamental Fish Farms


Sanyo Aquarium is one of Singapore's leading exporter of ornamental freshwater fish, ornamental marine fish & invertebrates, aquatic plants & potted plants.

Address : 3 Chencharu Link
Singapore 768144
Tel: (65) 6481 5000
Fax: (65) 6481 6333

Specialized in breeding quality Koi from leading breeder in Japan. Importer & exporter, grower, wholesaler & retailing of Koi & Food Fish (live Tilapia & Prawns).
Contact :
Plot ST 45 Jalan Lekar (No 51)
Sungei Tengah Agrotechnology Park
Singapore 698946
Tel: (65) 6763 1882
Fax: (65) 6765 3689

Ornamental Fish Business Cluster
Formed in 2003, the ornamental fish business cluster aims to foster closer industry integration between the private and government sector.

Other aims include:

    Reinforce Singapore as an Ornamental Fish Export Centre
    Create an R & D Centre for ornamental fish industry in Singapore
    Establish a Training Centre for Ornamental Fish and provide quality consultancy services to Singapore and the Region.

With this cluster, AVA looks to establish a collaborative framework with exporters and traders to maintain and advance Singapore's position.

The cluster’s Chairperson Dr Kenny Yap from Qian Hu Cooperation was appointed by AVA for a 3-year term.

Other committee members include:

    representatives from IE Singapore, EDB, SPRING Singapore, WDA, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    presidents of 2 major ornamental fish associations in Singapore(Exporters and Breeding)
    private companies with core businesses (IT/Knowledge) that are central to cluster's activities

Qian Hu Corporation Limited
Qian Hu Corporation Limited is an integrated ornamental fish service provider with business activities ranging from the breeding of Dragon Fish to farming, importing, exporting and distributing of over 1,000 species and varieties of ornamental fish from all over the world. Qian Hu alseo manufacture and distribute aquarium and pet accessories to local and overseas customer.