Within an aquaponics system is a delicate ecosystem composed of fish, bacteria, and plants. For everything to work perfectly, each part of the system must be balanced and healthy. Fish are required to be healthy to produce ammonia that is converted by the bacteria into nutrients for the plants.
Most aquaponics gardeners face plant-munching pests in their aquaponics vegetables from time to time, and usually, these are not that big of a deal. However, sometimes pest numbers rise to an unacceptable level that can cause damage to the plants. As many aquaponics gardeners become more and more aware of the potential harm or exposure of the synthetic chemical pesticides, many want to skip this method and instead turn to other pest control methods.