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Phil Slaton replied to Tom Maupin's discussion Breeders in the group West Coast Tilapia
"Good post Jeff.  The pure strain - not pure breds - are for growing beefy fish quickly.  The all males strains grow to about 2 pounds in 5 or 6 months.  Huge filets.  Restaurants and supermarkets want them ... as well as…"
43 minutes ago
Jeff S replied to Tom Maupin's discussion Breeders in the group West Coast Tilapia
"If you're just wanting to grow some eatin' fish don't worry too much about pure breds. I'm not for of what I have but from what I can tell they are blues. Got 5 of 'em for free and now have over a thousand. They breed for…"
52 minutes ago
Phil Slaton replied to Tom Maupin's discussion Breeders in the group West Coast Tilapia
"I'm out until Spring.  But contact Gregg at Backyard Tilapia -   http://backyardtilapia.com/ ; He is also very helpful. Good breeder clonies for pure strain Tilapia are not cheap."
1 hour ago
Laurie Roberts posted a discussion

Southern Cal looking for fish

Riverside/San Diego County  looking for legal tilapia, catfish, trout ,crappie,perch or ?? for small commercial size system  for our own  family use and have no interest in selling fish.  They will be in greenhouse....heating and cooling not a issue…See More
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Tom Maupin added a discussion to the group West Coast Tilapia
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Breeders

Im exploring the idea of breeding. Anyone know of where i can get a breeding colony? Or how much i can look to spend?
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Phil Slaton replied to Phil Slaton's discussion WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR TILAPIA? in the group West Coast Tilapia
"Thanks Jeff!"
1 hour ago
Butch Pornebo replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion Pee-Ponics Flowering - Struvite in the group Fish-less Systems
"it's a very small system. 40 gallons of system water volume and 10 bucket system link together. bucket it's about 11" diameter and actual water height based on stand pipe is 8" high.  thanks in advance."
1 hour ago
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Small indoor system has very slow growth
"That depends on your budget, T5 fixtures are the best option in the mid price. CFL is the cheapest option. LED, Induction, HID and HPS are the higher ticket fixtures. I did a video on the subject a few months ago : Click Here or watch below "
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Jeff S replied to Phil Slaton's discussion WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR TILAPIA? in the group West Coast Tilapia
"Phil, if you have extra duckweed in the summer scoop it up and freeze it. You can serve it up in the winter. Make trays about 1/2" deep and it's easy to break off for portioning."
5 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion Pee-Ponics Flowering - Struvite in the group Fish-less Systems
"Hi Butch, Yeah, you might want to cut back on the ammonia dosing. It would really with coming up with a 'bare minimum' number, if you could tell us your total system water volume, and your grow bed dimensions "
6 hours ago
Eddy Ruhle replied to Eddy Ruhle's discussion Caterpillar destroy my cucumber
"many thanks for your helpful manages Eddy"
13 hours ago
Butch Pornebo replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion Pee-Ponics Flowering - Struvite in the group Fish-less Systems
"so my nitrates are over the top and my grow bed is full. should I keep adding my ammonia source or should I hold off until the nitrates drops down to around 80. what will happen to the nitrifying bacterias if I hold off on the ammonia feed ? should…"
13 hours ago
Phil Slaton added a discussion to the group West Coast Tilapia
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TIME OUTS FOR PESKY MALES.

The male T. Honororums that we use to breed with the O. Mossambicus females to develop all male off spring are pretty darn frisky.  The 5 females that we have with one male, are being pursued all the time.To give the females a break, every 4th week…See More
14 hours ago
Phil Slaton replied to Phil Slaton's discussion WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR TILAPIA? in the group West Coast Tilapia
"I have a pond where I grow duck weed.  Spring and Summer it covers the entire pond.  Weekly we harvest it and feed it as a supplement to the Tilapia.  They go nuts for it.  Every Fall/Winter the pond gets very cold and the duck…"
14 hours ago
Joe Phillips replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Small indoor system has very slow growth
"Thanks, Should I consider lights, and if so what kind?"
14 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Eddy Ruhle's discussion Caterpillar destroy my cucumber
"Hi Eddy, yeah...I know what that can be like. I spent over 11 years in Serbia, so choices were often limited. DowAgroScience registered spinosad for sale in the Philippines back in 1998 under the trade name "Success" and "Success 25…"
16 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Phil Slaton's discussion WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR TILAPIA? in the group West Coast Tilapia
"I had an IBC with duckweed growing in it and put a few hundred fry/fingerlings in it and the duckweed was gone in 2 days. Didn't think it would go that fast. I haven't had the success growing it that everyone says you should get so I just…"
17 hours ago
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West Coast Tilapia

Group is devoted to Commercial and Aquaponics growers that grow Tilapia.  Please post your information and questions.  Have equipment or fish to give away or sale, post it here.See More
17 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Phil Slaton's discussion WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR TILAPIA? in the group West Coast Tilapia
"Hi everyone. Thanks for the invite Phil. I feed my fish Koi food from our local nursery. I figure Koi enthusiasts are kinda picky about their fish so it should be OK. Only paid $1 per lb."
17 hours ago
 

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