"You can still bleed a fish after hitting them hard on the head. The heart will continue to pump from auto reflex for several minutes even though the skull is broke.
The industry has made quite an effort to find the most human methods. …"
"When ready to harvest fish you will also get lighter color and tastier fillets if you isolate to chosen fish, take them off feed for a couple days and boost up the saline (salt) level in the isolation tank. Good Eating !!!
"BTW, they do die quickly with this method, and I don't think of it any less humane.
I have been fishing all of my life. With some fish you just don't bother bleeding them, but with a white meat fish like Tilapia or Bass it will make…"
"If you want a whiter meat, and a cleaner tasting meat you should bleed the fish. This is done by cutting the throat while the fish is still alive and then putting it back into a bucket of water. This will flush all of the blood out of…"
Hi -My system is in definite need of minerals. In researching I keep coming up with a product called Eco Rose and unfortunately it can't be sold in Canada. Does anyone know of a good substitute? I live in a small community with not alot of stores and the closest thing anyone could find was something called "fritted trace elements" however the staff were not grasping how aquaponics works and no one could tell me if this would be safe to use.Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!!See More
"@ Bayy Quest
I use 1" 200psi pipe almost exclusively in my system because it's a good compromise between cost and size.
I bought my UniSeals on line from http://www.aussieglobe.com/
For bulkheads I use PVC conduit…"
I tried to find out the best way and so am grateful for the input. Never having been a fisherman, I'm new to this. Rabbits, mice and other farm vermin, on the other hand, I know what to do with.
There's a lot to…"
"I agree. Aquaponics is fun. I have raised koi and other fish all my life. I enjoy watching them, it is very peaceful. The gardening aspect is very similar in both systems, it is satisfying to plant something, watch it grow,…"
"@John - If you raise fish for food you will need to kill them. There are many methods. Some are cruel and inhuman. This link that demonstrate how to kill your fish humanly.
I have talk to several people who…"
"Our aquaponic situation is different in that no heating is required, so long as native fish are used. We change some plants with the seasons and gardening continues year round.
Gardening in soil is dirt cheap compared to aquaponics and…"