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Grass carp and Tilapia stocking #518467 03/26/20 04:58 PM
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Just added 10 grass carp and 21 lbs of tilapia for our 3 1/2 ac lake, Overton's provided the fish. I can't say enough about Todd, great to work with and very accommodating with my schedule and this virus. Right at 100 miles drive and didn't lose one fish.

Great job Todd.

Re: Grass carp and Tilapia stocking [Re: StanV] #518473 03/26/20 09:26 PM
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Stan, that seems low for tilapia, but then I don't know your particular situation. You are right about Overton's, they are a quality outfit.

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Re: Grass carp and Tilapia stocking [Re: anthropic] #518477 03/27/20 02:08 AM
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Yes, it's about a 1/3 of what Todd suggested, and being a small community lake it's the best I could do with funds available. We do have a bluegill base and this is our first stocking of any fish in over 20 years.

Re: Grass carp and Tilapia stocking [Re: StanV] #518478 03/27/20 04:13 AM
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Well, you'll like how they help control algae, especially the nasty filamentous kind. Good eating, too!


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Re: Grass carp and Tilapia stocking [Re: StanV] #518484 03/27/20 07:51 AM
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I agree with Frank , Tp out of my pond are good eating but are a pain to clean one up for eating, I read somewhere when cleaning them don't let some of their body fluids get on the meat so I take extra care when cleaning one up. Not sure if it makes that much difference in taste though. As far as the grass carp stocking I added less than was recommended and went with 10 in my 3+ acre pond. I wanted to keep my APW but want the Bushy pond weed gone. Hope that works out.

MY Tp order is for 20 lbs per acre but I might need more due to the size of Tp and the size of my lmb and hsb.

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Re: Grass carp and Tilapia stocking [Re: TGW1] #518497 03/27/20 05:19 PM
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Tracy, we are approved for 18 GC on this 3 1/2 ac but thought that was overkill, 10 is a good start. I've controlled most of the moss/southern niad with reward/cutrine plus but the fish are cheaper and less work. We'll see.

As to the tilapia, I was told they will spawn at least 10 times this year. That's what I wanted to hear. Bonus, they eat the Filamentous algae, slime.

I never have heard of any special cleaning for tilapia.

Re: Grass carp and Tilapia stocking [Re: StanV] #518514 03/28/20 12:12 AM
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Is this the stuff that the tilapia will eat. I'm sorry this was a good of picture I could get without getting wet.

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That appears to be Filamentous algae that has floated to the surface. If so, yes Tilapia will eat that.


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