New Catfish Dec 24, 2009

New tiny fish

Our year three initial order of fish. Tiny Channel Catfish fingerlings. Sometimes when you go to get fish, your only choice might be to get what they have on hand or get nothing at all. So at that time we picked up what was supposed to be 100 3-5 inch . . . → Read More: New Catfish Dec 24, 2009

Tilapia in Aquaponics

Tilapia Dec 29 2008

I only really recommend tilapia in Aquaponics situations where heating and climate control are a given, like indoors or a heated greenhouse or tropical climate. For tilapia to grow well, the water needs to stay above 70 F. Just to keep them alive, one needs to plan on keeping . . . → Read More: Tilapia in Aquaponics

Channel Catfish

close up Dec 10 2008

Our first fish choice was channel catfish which turns out to have been a very good choice for outdoor aquaponics here in central Florida. Channel catfish can take the heat just as well as tilapia yet they can also handle the cold and will even keep growing well . . . → Read More: Channel Catfish

Getting new fingerlings

reflections and catfish fingerlings Dec 11 2008

The first time we got catfish fingerlings, they were really advanced (large) fish. Most of them had been over 6 inches long when we got them. The second time we got fish, they were much smaller as can be seen in the above picture. These are . . . → Read More: Getting new fingerlings

New Quarantine Aquarium Aquaponics System outside

Aquarium moved outside

Well, getting ready for some new catfish so we moved the aquarium outdoors to become the new Quarantine Aquaponics system. We decided the big aquarium indoors was too much moisture for the house and we needed more storage space in the spare room. Well why not set it up outside? . . . → Read More: New Quarantine Aquarium Aquaponics System outside

Smoked Catfish

table full of Catfish

Come November 2, 2008 it was time to try smoking some catfish. We pulled out several nice size fish from the Aquaponics system.

3lb catfish

The cook wanted to put his new smoker to the test on some home Aquaponics grown catfish. We got those fish in . . . → Read More: Smoked Catfish

How it all Started 11, Tilapia


Tilapia Fingerlings

May 29, 2008 we got tilapia for our Aquaponics System. About 100 small fingerlings and 3 larger ones as breeders, two female and one male.

They traveled in a cooler with a battery powered bubbler for the hour + drive home from Morningstar Fishermen and did fine for . . . → Read More: How it all Started 11, Tilapia