Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
wisco55, Damon@FCL, Mike Whatley, jhuds4, MrChameleon
15289 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15290 Members
36 Forums
35273 Topics
481655 Posts

Max Online: 1039 @ 03/28/13 02:44 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24021
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19225
Dave Davidson1 13270
Theo Gallus 12356
Who's Online
11 registered (Pat Williamson, threeforme, dreams of ponds, tommyt, JB2, anthropic, Shorty, JKS3613, Klinger715, John Fitzgerald, tim k), 258 Guests and 246 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#236568 - 10/03/10 02:33 PM Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation
Bill Cody Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 12303
Loc: Northwest Ohio - Malinta OH
The link provides an interesting article by an outdoor columnist with a small pond in northern Ohio that used blue tilapia to help control filamentous algae. Rex Rains aka Rainman 'rounded up' and delivered the tilapia. As the author noted, those that also provided some extra pond maintenance of occasional raking and microbial enhancements saw the best results of algae control. Another interesting fact is he mentioned that a 5" tilapia produced as much meat as a 7"-8" BG. Tilapia were caught angling using kernels of canned corn. Berkley Gulp!baits were added to spice up the corn offerings.

http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101003/COLUMNIST22/10020419


Edited by Bill Cody (10/03/10 02:37 PM)
_________________________
Keep This Forum Viable, Read Pond Boss Magazine -
America's Journal of Pond Management

Top
#236594 - 10/03/10 06:31 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: Bill Cody]
Rainman Offline
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame

Lunker

Registered: 06/06/07
Posts: 6887
Loc: St Louis, MO area
Hmmm, I'm now an Alabama supplier? wink grin

Bill, how are your tilapia experiments going?


Edited by Rainman (10/03/10 06:32 PM)
_________________________
Rainman

www.TilapiaStockers.com


Top
#236649 - 10/04/10 09:19 AM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: Rainman]
Bill Cody Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 12303
Loc: Northwest Ohio - Malinta OH
Guy also took all the credit for coming up with the idea. Can't even get all their facts correct. Bias as usual.
Tilapia seem to be doing well. As usual each pond has slightly differrent results but overall things seem to be working okay. I think results would have been better if tilapia were stocked in late May or early June. I've got several owners that want to try and overwinter young ones. Some have small ones in an inside tank already and are happy with growth and the how they keep tank clean.
_________________________
Keep This Forum Viable, Read Pond Boss Magazine -
America's Journal of Pond Management

Top
#236661 - 10/04/10 10:58 AM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: Bill Cody]
esshup Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 24021
Loc: Grovertown, Indiana
I e-mailed the columnist and gave him the correct facts and Rex's contact information.
_________________________
www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).

Top
#236710 - 10/04/10 02:28 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: esshup]
Rainman Offline
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame

Lunker

Registered: 06/06/07
Posts: 6887
Loc: St Louis, MO area
Scot, I kind of wish you hadn't, but no matter. I had sent him an email which included my info and simply offered to provide him with any additional information he may want and that the "Alabama" source were my contracted growers.

I was never looking for the credit in any way since IBN wants to become a nothern distributer and he has several ponds on his bacteria/microbe programs.

All in all, I was very pleased he had excellent results and plenty of praise for the program overall, considering due to IBN's excessive delay that cost me a fortune, and delayed stocking by over a month.

I won't ever let THAT happen again!


Edited by Rainman (10/04/10 02:31 PM)
_________________________
Rainman

www.TilapiaStockers.com


Top
#236717 - 10/04/10 02:53 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: Rainman]
esshup Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 24021
Loc: Grovertown, Indiana
Rex:

I don't think what I sent him is what you are thinking I sent him. wink I'll send you a copy of it. Check your e-mail (hotmail account).


Edited by esshup (10/04/10 02:57 PM)
Edit Reason: added account
_________________________
www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).

Top
#236780 - 10/04/10 09:42 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: esshup]
CoachB Offline
Ambassador

Lunker

Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 563
Loc: Southeast Michigan
I look forward to trying it again in the spring. I just wish I could catch one of them. My BG are too fast to the hook no matter where I throw it.
_________________________
Brian
Retired Coach

Just another day in paradise!



Top
#236834 - 10/05/10 03:38 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: CoachB]
Zep Offline
Hall of Fame 2014


Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 3015
Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
Great article, thanks for posting. I wished they
allowed the dreaded & feared Blue Tilapias in Texas,
but the Mozambique Tilapia must be the next best thing.
I think I will try some next spring.


_________________________
Fishing has never been about the fish....


Top
#237167 - 10/08/10 02:03 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: Zep]
Rainman Offline
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame

Lunker

Registered: 06/06/07
Posts: 6887
Loc: St Louis, MO area
Seems the Blade added more and mostly corrected info in another article...

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101008/COLUMNIST22/101009611/0/COLUMNIST
_________________________
Rainman

www.TilapiaStockers.com


Top
#237173 - 10/08/10 03:37 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: Rainman]
esshup Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 24021
Loc: Grovertown, Indiana
Looks like the e-mails worked!
_________________________
www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).

Top
#237178 - 10/08/10 04:13 PM Re: Tilapia - Algae Control - Evaluation [Re: esshup]
Rainman Offline
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame

Lunker

Registered: 06/06/07
Posts: 6887
Loc: St Louis, MO area
I thought it rather humorous that he was corrected on guppies being a live-bearer. I suppose you could argue mouth brooding tilapia are live bearers also...The eggs have hatched before the Live fish are relesed....just a different end. smile
_________________________
Rainman

www.TilapiaStockers.com


Top

Today's Birthdays
island_beam
Recent Posts
SMALL FISH
by Pat Williamson
0 seconds ago
Cormorants discouraged...for now
by anthropic
37 minutes 34 seconds ago
Small Bass Problem
by anthropic
Today at 04:44 PM
9 new pond bosses
by RAH
Today at 04:25 PM
High stakes
by anthropic
Today at 04:15 PM
Happy Birthday Theo Gallus
by Theo Gallus
Today at 03:31 PM
Using Reward for pond treatment
by Boatman
Today at 02:54 PM
3ppm alkalinity!!! What now
by lulurida
Today at 02:30 PM
Pond boss floating fountain ?
by tim k
Today at 02:29 PM
Managing Bull Head without predators:
by KRM1985
Today at 02:20 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Question on pond draining
King Fisher
Tree Swallow grooming---Female Red-wing black bird
WHEEL BUG
Ducks3
This mornings photo.

2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide