Goliad Farms, Inc. is a family owned and operated freshwater tropical fish hatchery specializing in the intensive culture of tropical fish and other aquatic organisms and plants. The primary focus of the hatchery is the production of superior fish for wholesale distributors, retail tropical fish shops, educational institutions, non-profit tropical fish clubs, and, due to persistent demand from hobbyists, to hobbyists.
We offer special shipping rates for local aquarium hobbyists.
Our 122-acre farm is located about 90 miles north of Corpus Christi, 110 miles southeast of San Antonio, 150 miles southwest of Houston and 120 miles south of Austin. Originally, Goliad Farms, Inc. was named Santa Fe Tropical Fish and was located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Many of our water saving techniques, including water recirculation, were developed in the much drier Santa Fe, where water was precious and wells produced much colder water requiring energy for heating. During 2001, Goliad Farms completed an arduous year and a half move of our hatchery from Santa Fe to Goliad County, Texas. Unfortunately, in the summer of 2003, as we were approaching full production for the first time in Texas, Hurricane Claudette severely damaged our greenhouse facility. We’ve since rebuilt that greenhouse and have added two additional greenhouses.