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blue gill

Started this discussion. Last reply by George May 14, 2015. 1 Reply

I am in need of some bluegill, I currently have tilapia but keep losing them to low temps, and wanted to just put bluegill as they seem more temp tolerant. Is there anyone in the So. Cali. area that…Continue

Tilapia growth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Verna Gross Apr 26, 2015. 3 Replies

We had a litter of babies 2 weeks ago. We were able to save 9.We noticed that those are now about 5/8"-3/4" long. Is normal growth.?Water temp is kept between 84-88F.We lost most of them due to…Continue

My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff S Feb 3, 2016. 27 Replies

While we weren't trying to breed them but hoping they would on their own, I just noticed that 2 of my females have bulging mouths, I for sure seen eggs in 1 of their mouths.1st: How long till they…Continue

Need help.!! Might have screwed up my cycling.

Started this discussion. Last reply by MikeH Dec 20, 2014. 26 Replies

I have been cycling since the 3rd or 4th of Nov. I used ammonia to start and on the 10th we added fish, even though we weren't cycled yet. I stumbled upon a website that stated not to use ammonia…Continue

 

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Jeff S replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"Having only one female is a problem. I understand that 4-5 females to 1 male is best. Probably keeps the male more occupied. Sometimes you can have an over aggressive male too. Sounds like you're doing what you can to breed your female. Good…"
Feb 3, 2016
Jill Chen replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"Yes, she has a pipe to hide in. I've draped a towel over the nesting end so their is more privacy. They seem calmer and quieter. Hope it works!"
Feb 3, 2016
Suzanne Hayes replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"Do you have something the female can hide in like a small to medium terra cotta pot?"
Feb 3, 2016
Jill Chen replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"I have been trying to get my tilapia pair to breed. Female lays eggs randomly, but ignores it. I keep a screen between male and female, he is very aggressive and brutally attacks her. There a moments when they seem to want to be together, but then…"
Feb 3, 2016
David Gallentine replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"I sell fry powder, www.tilapiastore.com"
Jan 17, 2016
MikeH replied to Chet Braun's discussion Concerned about growing tilapia in San Diego
"I ran my system with 1.8kW of heaters and struggled to keep water at 65-68F with a solar heater. It was tough as I lost a lot of fish. This year it will get greenhouse to try to keep it warm."
Sep 22, 2015
MikeH commented on Karen Matus's group Crappie Growers
"i am new to aquaponics and have only had my system almost a yr now. I have bluegill, lg mouthbass in my system and are hoping they will breed soon. thank you for the add to the group"
Sep 20, 2015
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Sep 20, 2015
MikeH replied to Chet Braun's discussion Concerned about growing tilapia in San Diego
"    Hello,    I am not in SD although live up the road from you in Glendora.  The CADFG coordinator is somewhat right. I have both Tilapia and Bluegill in each system respectively. I going to build a greenhouse around the…"
Sep 20, 2015
MikeH replied to Chelsea Brannan's discussion Growing Duckweed for Fish Food
"We have had very good luck with duckweed. We started with just a half cup or so and now have the top from an IBC filled with it. We give a healthy handful to our fish and chickens everyday. It was so thick in places, almost an inch. We flow water…"
Jul 28, 2015
Jeff S replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"A picture is worth a thousand words. I just added the swirl filter because of solids build up. I also put some red wigglers in the bed to break down the solids. The pump goes to the filter which dumps into the GB. The Goldfish are gone. The GB can…"
Jul 22, 2015
Jeff S replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"I'm using a 45 gallon aquarium in my basement with a 4" deep GB on top and a 5 gallon bucket swirl filter for solids. "
Jul 22, 2015
MikeH replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"That's a great idea, would you tie it into the AP system? Or add other type of filtration?"
Jul 22, 2015
Jeff S replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"My plan is to grow a lot of fish slowly and have the separate grow out tank so I won't have to wait long before for the next meals."
Jul 22, 2015
MikeH replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"Hahaha, yeah cleaning would suck if they are small. We talked about it and if we get to many fry we might start feeding them to our bluegill as they would love it."
Jul 22, 2015
Jeff S replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"Mike, I had the same problem. My first 2 batches were 300 and 500 within a couple of weeks. Needless to say I stopped trying to breed any more. They still seem to be producing but at a slower pace because of natural reasons. I couldn't see…"
Jul 22, 2015

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