Not don't eat them! Harvest only live food. rule of thumb dead out. you have no clue to what really killed them. Use them for fertilizer, maggots but don't eat them. You can take fish to some up scale fish stores and they will find out what killed your fish. Test your water
"hey guys...if you find dead fish in your system, do you harvest them or toss them? How long can they float in there before you would definitely just toss them? Sadly, I went away on vacation for a few days and came back to some fish stew…"
Sorry to hear you are having so many problems getting things going.
I am available for person consultations if you would like the help. It's money well spent in the long run, since I will save you a bundle over time. I do design, cycle/start-ups, retrofits and maintenance of AP systems.
I also have baby tilapia for sale when you're ready again.
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