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Catfish Growers

That is a 12 inch air stone next to that catfish in the picture.

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Average price for the catfish fingerlings

Started by William Kohut. Last reply by David Mar 4, 2015. 6 Replies

Just wondering what do you(s) sell the fingerlings for or how do you scale as value?Continue

Catfish suppliers

Started by William Kohut. Last reply by Phil Slaton Aug 5, 2014. 5 Replies

HelloEveryone I am looking for a Catfish supplier. I see that most places sell tilapia bluegill and other various fish but not catfish. Are the fish out of season or too expensive to raise? I am…Continue

Lots of Fish Waste in grow beds

Started by Dan Ponton. Last reply by Bob Campbell Jun 20, 2014. 1 Reply

My system is over 2 years old now and I have a lot of fish waste in the gravel beds.Even…Continue

Nitrite spike

Started by Bill Hider. Last reply by Casey Haas Jun 2, 2014. 10 Replies

I have since last Wed gotten a Nitrite spike, rising from less than .15 ppm to 3 ppm.  I think it may be due to over feeding, although I don't find much food residue on the bottom of the tank.  Not…Continue

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Comment by William Kohut on June 13, 2014 at 9:22am

Thank you  for the help 

Comment by Leo White Bear on May 19, 2014 at 12:16pm
Comment by Bob Campbell on May 19, 2014 at 8:02am

@William I caught all 27 of my catfish in a matter of days by making something similar to a crayfish trap.  But it needs to be solid and dark inside rather than made of wire, but I did put a few small drain holes in it.  I pulled it up several times a day and almost always had a few inside.

Comment by William Kohut on May 18, 2014 at 2:31pm

I have a few catfish fingerlings in my garden pond. Any tips or tricks to trap them?

Comment by DJ Wambach on April 5, 2014 at 9:39am

I have 4 BGs  draining into an IBC buried so the water falls about 12 inches to 36 inches depending on water level at the time so it is turbulent. I just put some goldfish into my tank and they are doing fine. Is this water fall going to put enough oxygen in the water to keep larger catfish alive?

Comment by William Kohut on September 19, 2013 at 3:55pm
Very cool I was under the impresstion they werent related .
Comment by Travis TadeWaldt on September 19, 2013 at 3:32pm

Albino catfish are excellent for Aquaponics. I think they are just channel cats with recessive genetics. When I got my channel cats from my fish dealer, there were quite a few albinos in the tank. If you provide them with enough shade they should do fine.

Comment by William Kohut on September 19, 2013 at 9:38am

I have a pond that isn't for aquaponics. I have 2 albino catfish, that turned into a having multiple little cat fish. Can I use the Albino Cat fish for Aquaponics 

Comment by TCLynx on April 14, 2013 at 1:09pm

I would suggest you get up and running your first season with just the catfish and track your temperatures to help you figure out how many BTU's you will need to deal with for chilling the trout water.  You really need to have a lot of water flow through a trout tank to keep them happy and it may be hard to chill the water enough at that kind of flow rate for trout depending on what your high water temps are likely to be naturally.  Seeing as you are in CA, your climate may be dry enough for evaporative cooling to be of some help to you as well but that means you need lots of good source water to handle topping up that kind of evaporation of you design to get much cooling out of it.

Comment by Brad Moreau on April 14, 2013 at 10:29am


I was going to mix both waters into same swirl/bio filter to warm them up for the plants,than return to the same sump ( in ground concrete epoxy coated fish safe ) than trout water to freezer / refer to ft . cats straight from sump. it only get around 75* to 80* in the mid summer here. my towers are only 4' pipe with no meda, barrels will be only meda 10 1/2 barrels total. in construction stages " all feed back welcome "



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