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Free Fingerlings for Aquapons


Free Fingerlings for Aquapons

A group for those of you willing to donate fingerlings (tilapia, koi, catfish, etc) to other Backyard Aquapons and the those needing them.

Let's help each other! There is strength in unity. Let's make a better world through aquaponics!

Members: 183
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2020

Discussion Forum

Michigan Tilapia

Started by Jeff S. Last reply by Jeff S Apr 16, 2019. 43 Replies

I'm in the Detroit area and have free Tilapia available to beginners. Also willing to share info if needed.Continue

Omaha Nebraska area

Started by Justin. Last reply by Rick Budzinski Aug 4, 2015. 7 Replies

I have some 4 to 6 inch white tilapia I need to get rid of.  If you are willing to pick them up and grow them out for harvest let me know   Thank you Continue

Any activity in San Antonio

Started by Larry Miller. Last reply by Larry Miller Jun 5, 2015. 2 Replies

I have been looking for fellow aquapons in the San Antonio area but have been unsuccessful so far. Anyone out there willing to share resources, fish, etc.?Continue

Looking for Tilapia in OK or TX

Started by Angie Darden. Last reply by Greg Mathers Jun 2, 2015. 2 Replies

I live in Bartlesville OK and travel to Dallas frequently. Looking for tilapia somewhere in between. I'll gladly pay. Only need about 6. Thanks! AngieContinue

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Comment by SW on September 8, 2011 at 5:00am

@Clay:  I have no idea how I missed your earlier post.  Sorry about that!  Anyway, I'd love to do a trade if that's what you want to do.  I just bought 2 ibc's so I'm ok there but a cooler would be fine.  I'll message you with my phone# & address.

@Christopher: Thank you! I work from home so anytime is ok with me.  I'll message you with my phone# & address.

Comment by Christopher on September 7, 2011 at 6:35pm
Hi Sam
I am glad there are people out there like you. I would very much like to Pick up some fingerlings and see your setup if it is OK. I am just starting out and very exited about aquaponics. I have a 50 gallon tank so far. I would also be willing to give away fingerlings after they start breeding.
Comment by chuck on August 31, 2011 at 7:49pm
free fish is ok but me being the kind of person who is personaly mortified (i mean ME)by owing someone for "a handout" even though you may not see it that way. i will excange work  or stuff for fish. i have a good hookup with a guy who has ibc tanks (they will need cleaning) and for a limited time have come very big styrefoam coolers (good for shiping fish live or frozen) that i will excange for fry. im in hollywood fl
Comment by SW on August 24, 2011 at 6:54am

We had a few more hatches this week, 1500 or more I guess   

Comment by SW on August 17, 2011 at 6:49pm

Sorry Darlene but, you do get to live in a beautiful State!


Comment by Darlene Skellion on August 16, 2011 at 5:58pm
Wish I lived closer!!!
Comment by Gina Cavaliero on August 15, 2011 at 10:24pm
 Love it Sam!  You are awesome!
Comment by SW on August 15, 2011 at 10:38am

Sam...I saw that you were giving away 50 fish to anyone in your area who is setting up a system...When can I come by?   LOL   I am a little excited..   I've been an Organic Farmer for many years now...I added Hydroponics to my farm abut 6 yrs ago...I do have some fish...but they are "wild" fish caught from a cast net and grown in a barrel...  I haven't lost any....SO I decided to get a pool and start an actual mini fish farm...  The pool is ready, it has lots of algae and is up to temp...All air is working so are my pumps...  This site is WONDERFUL!  Thanks for all the great info that you have shared...

    Gwen< the Urban Hillbilly


Thanks Gwen.  Feel free to come by anytime.  I'll email you my phone # so we can make arrangements.  I work from home and am very flexible so make it easy on yourself.  You'll need to go by walmart or somewhere similar to get a battery operated aerator and be sure to bring a decent size cooler to put them in.

How many gallons is your pool? Have you checked the ph? Is it well aerated and have something in place for CO2 release like water falling?

I'm looking forward to you sharing your knowledge on raising plants organically with our community.


Comment by SW on August 14, 2011 at 10:50am

I for one am more than happy to share the bounty and I'm sure there are others. The enjoyment of breeding tilapia is enough for me, I do not do it for money. 

So here's my deal, anyone that is within driving distance of my area and is starting out in aquaponics or that is expanding their personal systems I will be more than happy to give you some fingerlings, just send me a message.

I'm sure there are others too, whether its tilapia, koi, catfish, bream, goldfish, trout, etc.  For those that are willing to give, post your location and what you are able to give.


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