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Did some research and just wanted to share with this group.

I have no experience ordering from these companies, but here are some possible fish sources in Texas:  for freshwater shrimp

Also, looks like only Mozambique tilapia are legal in Texas...$ext.TacPage?sl=R&ap...

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Thanks for the resources.  Maybe someone else here in Texas has used them.  Leisa

Just an update. I went to Pond King today and picked up about 8 catfish and 6 hybrid Bluegill.  They were friendly enough and didn't mind a small order. I was hoping for albino catfish and tilapia but they were out. They had a few dead fish floating in the tanks. They bagged my fish and all were alive when i put them in my tank about an hour later. I have nothing to compare Pond King to, but would give 4 out of 5 stars.

I drove to Overton Fisheries from Waco (about 2 hour drive) and purchased four (4) lbs. of tilapia fingerlings and have had them just over two weeks.  They survived the journey back in the oxygenated bag - did just fine in adjusting to tank as well, and they are growing.  Overton is very knowledgeable and helpful. 





here is one more I have found but I haven't used.

they have a minimum order of 25 fish.



I found a local source for red composting worms in Richland, Tx.  They have a link to a nifty DIY worm bin at the bottom of their page.

I have used Overton Fisheries multiple times. They have been great helping with the fish, any fish problems, and food. It's a 3 hour drive for me from DFW but make a road trip of it and stop for some BBQ/DQ and it makes for a great drive.

I have purchased from these guys in the past. Great to work with and close if you live south of San Antonio.


4977 County Road 83, Robstown, TX 78380

I have also purchased from:

Kenneth Henneke Fish Hatchery

1267 Country Road, Hallettsville, Texas 77964

I have delt with overton and have had excellent experience with them. Any problems with the fish, they always make good. I would highly recommend them. If you are in the Houston area we also sell Mozambique tilapia. (


Aquaculture of texas also a very good outfit. This guy knows about everything there is to know about freshwater shrimp. I have been working with him on ways to increase density in raft cultures.

I purchased 25 or so blue catfish fingerlings from Danbury and had a good experience.  I'll use them again unless I find somewhere closer...


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