An aquaculture aquarium is an aquarium used to breed, grow and harvest marine or freshwater plants, fish and animals. Aquaculture can be done on a small or large scale.
Aquaculture in home aquariums is typically used for small plants and animals, such as corals, guppies and goldfish. Companies that farm fish in lakes or the ocean are large-scale aquaculture operations. They typically involve fish, such as salmon and tilapia, or crustaceans, such as shrimp. Some aquaculture systems use the waste produced by the fish to fertilize the plants and then use some of the plant material to feed the fish.