Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Wicked, rms, lukejustin, sshosier, Megan56
16307 Registered Users
Forum Stats
16308 Members
36 Forums
37281 Topics
508155 Posts

Max Online: 3583 @ 01/15/20 02:21 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24147
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 20038
Dave Davidson1 14167
Bill Cody 13096
Who's Online
8 registered (Dave Davidson1, RStringer, NEDOC, Theo Gallus, saint_abyssal, hendog, RAH, TucknDucks), 342 Guests and 387 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#507774 - 06/19/19 04:08 PM Tilapia Stocking
txslam Offline


Registered: 05/02/19
Posts: 10
Loc: Brenham, Texas
I have a 1 acre pond in Texas that has a balanced population of LMB and BG. During April and May I did some harvesting and record keeping and my Relative weights were dead on or better. I added 10lbs of FHM that many are most likely gone by now. Just felt like giving them some more to snack on. The FA has been a real pain this year. I chemically treated but it is hard to get a handle on since I am not able to get to the location every month or few weeks. I am contemplating adding some Mozambique TP in for vegetation control and also another food source for the LMB in Fall and Winter.

Pros? Cons? How many TP would be suggested for barely 1 acre pond with the current population stated above.

Thanks

Top
#507780 - 06/19/19 07:44 PM Re: Tilapia Stocking [Re: txslam]
Heppy Offline


Registered: 10/03/16
Posts: 145
Loc: South Central, Virginia
txslam,
This thread should help get you started.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=234595#Post234595
Heppy

Top
#507794 - 06/19/19 10:21 PM Re: Tilapia Stocking [Re: Heppy]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2881
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Welcome txslam
You might give Overton fisheries in Buffalo a call they specialize in fish and stocking,
I think 10-15# per acre is common- the more the better


Edited by Pat Williamson (06/19/19 10:24 PM)

Top
#507799 - 06/20/19 12:13 AM Re: Tilapia Stocking [Re: txslam]
Cody Sandhoff Offline


Registered: 05/16/19
Posts: 28
Loc: Texas
Check out PondBoss Facebook live videos from the last month or so. I actually asked about Tilapia, and he said it was a great place to control the algae, give the hungry bass something to eat, and have something to eat if I wanted.

I want to say he said if you look on a map and go south to around Waco and draw a line, thatís where it gets iffy on if they will serve the purpose of eating the algae, adding to the food chain, and lying once water gets too cold. For example I donít believe he would recommend it in San Antonio. Too hot and they likely wouldnít die.

I had talked about just getting 1 pound for a 0.87 acre pond, he suggested at least 10, the sales lady at overtons talked me into more. It is crazy though how you can watch them spitting the young out of their mouth etc.

Not sure if it was all the tilapia or if part of it was the heat, but the algae was 100% gone in less than 6 weeks. I have a couple pictures but canít figure out how to post them on here.

I bought My TIlapia from overtons, but I know thereís a hatchery in b/CS - Bait barn - I believe.

Top
#507824 - 06/20/19 11:50 AM Re: Tilapia Stocking [Re: txslam]
txslam Offline


Registered: 05/02/19
Posts: 10
Loc: Brenham, Texas
Thanks all for the replies. Having a hard time getting in touch with them(Overton's). They are busy when I am not and vice versa, LOL. I will continue to try them as that is most likely where I will go.

You know I never have checked water temp on ponds. May have to do this a few times this year to see how high it gets and low in the winter.

Thanks again for the replies and links.

Top
#507924 - 06/21/19 07:18 PM Re: Tilapia Stocking [Re: txslam]
Dave Davidson1 Online   content
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14167
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
I think the water temps due to our heat spell might preclude stocking
_________________________
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

Top
#507940 - 06/22/19 09:31 AM Re: Tilapia Stocking [Re: txslam]
JMac0912 Offline


Registered: 01/01/14
Posts: 25
Loc: Upshur County, Texas
Our first year on our pond, we stocked 30lbs of tilapia from BoatCycle in Henderson, TX and it was the cleanest our water has ever been. We keep talking about stocking again but Iím a little concerned itís too late in the season for them to be effective. I think they survived into early November, but definitely eventually bit the dust. Toward the end of the season we caught several 2lb tilapia, and the biggest we stocked would fit in the palm of your hand!

Top

Today's Birthdays
don strohl, Lawrence
Recent Posts
Land Conservation Perspective
by Dave Davidson1
15 minutes 19 seconds ago
Diffuser heads
by TucknDucks
Today at 07:39 AM
Weird copper discoloration
by TGW1
Today at 06:22 AM
Finally pulled the trigger!
by RAH
Today at 05:13 AM
Automatic syphon system in northern climates
by Trooper4985
Yesterday at 09:39 PM
8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
by Bill Cody
Yesterday at 09:37 PM
New Iowa Pond
by Bill Cody
Yesterday at 09:26 PM
How do I only aerate top half of my water column??
by Augie
Yesterday at 07:44 PM
Wannabe Lake
by Acoursey
Yesterday at 02:39 PM
Pond Redo
by RStringer
Yesterday at 02:11 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Getting photos on this forum is a PITA!
Retreat
I Subscribe Permanent Link
Need Plants Identified - Texas Pond - Lily Pad ...
Personal Record BGxRES
Harry's Pond

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide