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Yes that is exactly how my males look and behave. The alpha males keep the minions cowering in the corner. The mos beat up will stick their noses in the corner at the top of the water column and quit eating or moving about the tank. I have had to rescue a couple. The in-ground pond has lots and lots of places to get out of sight.
The males do get that cream color you described. The females are the ones you are waiting on. Conditions have to be just right and you have to harvest the babies just right or they will swallow them before you can get to them.
@ Stephanie and Chad
I have lots of fingerlings left over from the last batch They are over 2" long by now. They really grow fast when put into a larger body of water. The fingerlings from the same batch are twice as big outside in the pond.
Report on my earlier post:
Also, the red sports turned out to be normal for those fish. I got a few different fish to change up the blood line a little. So thankfully, it was a false alarm Whew! The two brood tanks in the house and both outdoor systems got a salt treatment for safe measure. The fingerlings are in a totally separate system and they are happy, healthy and very hungry!
As far as humanly killing fish...can't be done really. However, I chop the heads off with one stoke and a meat cleaver, works great!
I caught trout below Vail in the Eagle river one year after a day on the slopes. The ice was 3 feet thick and the snow was leg deep over the barbed wire fence I stepped on with my waders. I caught 2 nice brown trout about 15 minutes apart right at dusk. I just tossed the first one on the ice and kept fishing. An hour later they were still kicking in the condo sink. I was amazed at how slow their metabolism was. I don't think ice cold water kills them very well... Just sayin'
Looks good John
@John, that is so awesome! If you need tomatoes let me know I have more than I can eat
@John Very nice. I kind of wish I could raise tilapia in the pond while looking at that meal.
Tonight I cooked up my first AP tilapia. Pan fried with a garlic lemon-butter sauce. Yup - it was good, albeit not much more than a snack. The side of lettuce greens was also from the garden. (The tomatoes aren't mine. There's loads of tomatoes on the plants but they're still grass green.)
Maybe I won't give up on this crazy aquaponics thing just yet.
I am fairly close to you and have some fish, what else do you need?
All right friends in a few weeks I should have my 250gal. IBC 2 bed system cycled. I am looking for some fingerling tilapia. I live off of Thunderbird and the I-17. Can anyone help?
I've had piegons eat a head of Cabbage.
Have any of you tried using spike strips for the birds. Something I could just set down on the beds and then pickup and move when I want to work on anything.
Our romaine and spinach seem to be very popular in our GB.
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