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I was wondering if anyone knew of a supplier for tilapia or trout fry in BC Canada?

 

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I am also looking for tilapia fry! Please let me know if you can find any in or around Vancouver. I have called a bunch of places (nothing obvious on the Internet) and the best suggestion I have received so far is: "Go down to ChinaTown - they have buckets of them" - LOL - not sure yet, but I might end up trying that....

Hi Crystal,

I'm in Saanich (Victoria) and I haven't looked for a trout supplier in B.C. yet, let alone started a system build, but as a first step I wanted to make sure I knew what permits I needed. Here is a link for the Rainbow Trout Pond Permit application:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/pasb/applications/process/rainbow_sturgeon...

 

You may already have covered this base but I thought I would post it for everyone.

I've found that the reputable aquarium shops will sell you tilapia fry, you usually just have to make a special order. For those of you near Victoria, 'Creatures' pet store on Blanshard can order them in for you.

Another option is to get Koi. There is a farm/hatchery out near Prospect Lake that is awesome, called West Coast Koi Farm. They are also a good source for ethical goldfish/shebunkins. 

There's a family run trout farm out in Sooke, called Mountain Valley Trout Farm, which currently have 7" fingerlings for $1.10. I've never bought anything from them, but they seem pretty awesome. 

Got mine from Jodi and Jeffery at the Backyard Bounty Collective, http://www.backyardbountycollective.com/aquaponics.html

They refered me to a friend of theirs, David, based in Burnaby, who sold me 50 fry for $50.00 last December

David Kwok <davidkwok66@gmail.com>;

Here is his aquarium:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/claude-michel/6421913037/in/set-721576...

His fry/ My fry are cross breed, ND21 strain and "red"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/claude-michel/6654223219/in/photostream 

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
CM 

Cool. Thanks Claude.

Claude-Michel Prevost said:

Got mine from Jodi and Jeffery at the Backyard Bounty Collective, http://www.backyardbountycollective.com/aquaponics.html

They refered me to a friend of theirs, David, based in Burnaby, who sold me 50 fry for $50.00 last December

David Kwok <davidkwok66@gmail.com>;

Here is his aquarium:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/claude-michel/6421913037/in/set-721576...

His fry/ My fry are cross breed, ND21 strain and "red"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/claude-michel/6654223219/in/photostream 

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
CM 

Claude, I too got 100 fry from David in Burnaby a couple months ago. They're growing like crazy.
I brought two Tilapia back from Seattle in the fall. They just turned out a couple hundred fry this last weekend.
I have more than i need. I'm planning on pairing select fish from the two colonies for breeding pairs.
Resulting Tilapia should end up 50% Blue Nile, 25% Red, 25% Albino. They'll also have dual citizenship... 50%US 50%Canadian :)
My logic says it should make for good genetics, or maybe paranoid skitzo frankenfish, time will tell.

Hi Darrin,

I am interested in some fry if you've still got some to sell. Can you message me to discuss?

Thanks,

Mark

Darrin Charbonneau said:

Claude, I too got 100 fry from David in Burnaby a couple months ago. They're growing like crazy.
I brought two Tilapia back from Seattle in the fall. They just turned out a couple hundred fry this last weekend.
I have more than i need. I'm planning on pairing select fish from the two colonies for breeding pairs.
Resulting Tilapia should end up 50% Blue Nile, 25% Red, 25% Albino. They'll also have dual citizenship... 50%US 50%Canadian
My logic says it should make for good genetics, or maybe paranoid skitzo frankenfish, time will tell.

Hello,

I know this is a 3 year thread....but am new here  and will soon start building my system. Am trying to source Tilapia fingerlings in Vancouver or anywhere in the lower Mainland.  Need about 30 to start. I've contacted someone listed above but he's out of the game.

Thanks for the help.

Jeffrey

   

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