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Me again: How about home-use fish farming?
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Paula    Posted 07-16-2003 at 10:59:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I always had this little dream about raising fish for home
use in a big tank. Is that unrealistic. So far everything
I've read about catfish rule them out of such a small
operation. Anyone dabble in aquaculture?

Ray    Posted 07-16-2003 at 17:08:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tilapia, Nile Perch whatever you want to call them are the best by far for farming...good eatin' too!

Salmoneye    Posted 07-17-2003 at 05:05:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tilapia are only viable in water temps from 74-84 degrees...

Not very good for northern climates unless they are raised large scale in conjunction with an industrial source of hat water...

Nuclear power plants would work...


Be Phlatt    Posted 07-16-2003 at 15:59:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
This may help.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 07-16-2003 at 15:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont kno w about using tanks but i do have a cousin with an old 13000 gallon swiming pool. its a 4 foot by 24 above the ground. It was there when he bought the place and had green mossy water. I started to take the ack hoe and remove it but the beer made us think about leaving it in the shade and putting in a few bream and bass. It works real good. Tkes a while to get the fish the right size but when he wants fresh fis in the winter they drag a net across. THey use the pools pum as an areator. He worsk or a dogfood plant that has reject bags so he feed them well and has a heater to heat the tank off his outside wood furnace. My cousin had to add some things to keep the minows and small fish in cover.

FLINT    Posted 07-16-2003 at 18:22:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Taylor where in tishomingo county do you live

Clay    Posted 07-16-2003 at 12:44:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had a friend that made a fortune raising largemouth bass in a couple of spring fed horse troughs.He caught them when they were small and fed them well.Then he got an old bass boat and started entering some of the bass tournaments down here in Georgia.He had his brother bring some of the bass to the other side of the lake he was fishing and they would load them in the livewell.He won about $20,000 in one tournament and a new bass boat in another one.He won countless other prizes also.Well they got to drinking a little of the local moonshine one night and got to bragging about their little scam.It wasn't long until they were caught and now they are in jail.Raising fish can be very profitable if you remember to keep quiet about it.

skinwhittler    Posted 07-16-2003 at 12:59:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
now them boys had got loose tongues long fore the shine. i know plenty thet has talk to do but wont shine or no. dont blame the shine. it was in them to brag all along. skinwhittler

Cindi    Posted 07-16-2003 at 12:58:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well you have to admit, that was an unfair advantage. Some fisherman invest thousands of dollars in trying to win those tournaments. They must have bragged to one of those guys. Lol!

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-16-2003 at 13:28:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I caught a largemouth on Lake Ouchita one spring on a minnow and cork rig. I was only about 100 yards from the boat landing.Bass fisherman looked at it, only weighed about 3 lbs, wanted it. He said with the ones he already had he could win the tournament. I declined and ate it instead.

Clod To RonAR    Posted 07-16-2003 at 16:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
My cousin in Honey Island has a bunch of fish ponds he dug and raises fish.Must be ten acres of ponds there.I dont get over there anymore.But the fish are good he invites us to fish fries and I used to eat all i could hold.

Clod    Posted 07-16-2003 at 11:52:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye can get syrup out of a tree,I bet he can show you how to make fish in a tank.

Cindi    Posted 07-16-2003 at 12:23:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't, but I have thought the same thing. I don't trust the ponds on our place to raise anything I would want to eat, and some folks have said a tank raised cat fish tastes like a mass produced tomatoe.

But I aim to try one day. What could it hurt. I wonder how long it takes to raise a fish that would be big enough to make cleaning and eating it worthwhile.

Paula    Posted 07-16-2003 at 13:04:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
" I wonder how long it takes to raise a fish that would be
big enough to make cleaning and eating it worthwhile. "

That's my next question. Interestingly in all my research
so far no one's mentioned it. The authors probably
think I should know that much. pfft.


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