"Thanks for weighing in Leo - I did enjoy your disclaimer.
Vlad, thanks for taking a closer look at the ingredients and finding the likely culprit. I will still eat these guys, but will switch the food ASAP. And I have learned my lesson...I will be…"
There are many causes for one fish to go "belly up" so to speak. Your question is a valid one and my opinion is that it is probably OK to have been eaten, but, let's look at how the fish may have died. It could have…"
"Looking at the ingredient list I doubt that it's the "color enhancer" they use which earns it the "not for human consumption ticket...Typically the fish feed producing industry will use harmless cartenoids like beta-carotene to…"
With people that are new to aquaponics, I try to err on the high side when it comes to feeding fish. As stated I suggested to keep records. This is the best way to insure that all the fish feed and any food that is left can…"
"Leo, my main tank is 110 gal i have a 5gal swirl filter behind that and then running into a 25gal sump. I'm setting up for 2 4x4 beds but presently have just one ready to go. Been running the pump 24/7. Water is aerated and clear. You thought…"
"Last week I had a 2.25lb Tilapia laying on it's side in the tank. I gave it a couple of days to "recover" but it seemed to be getting weaker. I decided to get rid of it. All the other fish seemed fine. Should I have eaten…"
"Leo, I'm definitely no expert but I give my fish (Tilapia) 2 minutes to clean up the food but I do that to control ammonia levels since I have large stocking density for my limited media beds. I could see feeding them more if there was…"
I wouldn't worry about consuming these fish as long as you give them time with the new feed. What will happen is their system will purge after a few weeks and they will be good to go into the pan. As long as the…"
I see your thoughts and I agree absolutely. What does one do to a hot bowl of soup to cool it down? They blow on it. With the fan blowing across the surface of the water, just this action will cool it down. …"
"Thanks Jim, I have ordered some food that will be safe...but my question is more about what to do now that they've been eating it for a couple months.
Any idea whether I'll be able to eat them if I wait a while? Let whatever it is that…"
"I live in Arizona. I have a 1500 gallon system of which the largest volume is my 700 Gallon Fish Tank. Currently with an outside air temperature of 112 Deg my water is 78-81 Degrees. I simply keep the sun off my tank and have a variable speed Fan…"
With a growing number of South African members, I thought that it may be a good idea to start a page dedicated to finding equipment and consumables for aquaponic systems and to share the information with others in the group.