A group for sharing information and experiences with yellow perch growing and breeding.
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2020
Started by Jeremiah Robinson. Last reply by John Stevenson Jan 15, 2016. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Hi there,I'm new to the group, but just put in a permit request for yellow perch. I'm excited, and can't wait to have a fish fry next year.Anyhow, I tend to cycle different kinds of fish through my…Continue
Started by Leeroy Miller. Last reply by Jason N Jul 1, 2014. 8 Replies 0 Likes
Any success, hints, tips, or experience with Yellow Perch: mating habits, habitat/optimal conditions, spawning?Continue
Started by txdurk. Last reply by Bill Bailey Apr 3, 2013. 8 Replies 0 Likes
Ideally, I would like to diversify a planned aquaponic tank of around 900 gallons with a mussel, a panfish, and a species of crayfish. I like the idea of the yellow perch since my family hates…Continue
Greetings! I just finished cycling my outdoor system in SE Pennsylvania in a greenhouse--an upgrade to a littler system I've been running the past 2 years. As soon as possible, I want to add yellow perch to this 400 gal tank (based on what I think the temperatures will be throughout the year)... I'm not exactly sure where I'll buy them--maybe Zett's Fishery, maybe Shultz's Fishery--I'm open to ideas if anybody knows an even closer source.
But my bigger concern are details on their feed. I cannot BEAR the thought of a GMO corn and soy based high protein commercial diet as the foundation for my sustainable backyard health food system. I was thinking, and hoping, I could succeed with some combination of the AquaOrganic pellets (for omnivorous fish apparently), heavily supplemented with dubia roaches, mealworm, BSF larvae, and red wrigglers, maybe minnows and marmokrebs. I worry this is going to be way too much effort to raise a proper variety of live feed, but I need all the advise I can muster on an appropriate, totally non-GMO diet for these carnivores that won't be so painfully intensive? I'm clueless as to what a proper ration of this combo diet would be that would give enough nutrients to the fish and plants.
Good luck with it. I had fun growing the first batch of trout even though it wasn't a huge success. With a bigger fish tank and more growing space, you may not have as much trouble with them. Let us know how it goes.
Trout were a challenge for me because I had a 150 gallon tank and limited grow bed space with my indoor system. I think the trout got very territorial in my small tank and growth rates were lowered by that aggressive behavior. You've got twice the tank space and a greenhouse for the grow beds, so you'll probably get better results than I did. A lot of people do very well with trout in their AP systems.
Did you already have this link to the application for pond stocking? They list some trout hatcheries. You could always try growing trout if you don't have your heart set on perch.
i was looking for info about getting fish in maine.. looks like it kinda sucks! (sorry)
have you tried contacting the inland fisheries department?
congrats on the system..
you probably won't have much lucking catching wild fish and transferring them to your system..they'll be pretty difficult to feed train..
do you know anyone with a pond, or know of any ponds in your area? some areas have "fish trucks" that make seasonal deliveries, and will advertise on craigslist, a good place to check is your county soil and water division..
yellow perch are a very mild sweet tasting fish with white flesh.. they're considered a cool water species and will be ok with temps up to the mid 80's but will start to stress.. trout are a cold water species and won't do very well when the water hits the mid 70's.. both should be fed a high protein fish food
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