Catla is one of the renowned and fastest growing major carps. It is non-predatory in nature. It is mainly found in Padma, Meghna, Buriganga Rivers of Bangladesh. This fish is also known as “Bhakura” in India. It has wide body, long head, lower lip is smooth and fat, black gray in color, sides are silver and has light pink color cane. Its back is more convex than its belly and fins are black in color. It takes its food from the upper layer of the water so surface and side vegetation is very helpful for its growth. It gives eggs once in a year during monsoon season. Its demand is relatively high due to delicious food and high protein content. It can be easily reared in the clear and deep water of tanks and ponds. Its growth is more rapid in rice fields than in tanks. It increases its weight more than 1.5kg in one year. It gives around 0.80-1.20 lakh eggs per kg of their weight.It is reared along with Mrigala and Rohu fishes in equal proportions. This breed has an average 0.08 million per acre per year combined production. It is a fast growing fish which attains the weight of 1200-1400gm in one year. It grows best when the temperature is 25-32oC. At the time of harvesting, the size of Catla is 1.5-2.0kg.