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thats too funny.

aaron, maybe you should try just saying green sunfish. they probably think "lepomis cyanellus" is some code word for a bio terrorism agent.


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Yeah I called it a green sunfish as well, but I thought having a big nice name would make him feel a little bit better after realizing it wasn't exactly a world record that he caught. Wonder why "lepomis cyanellus" isn't in the GSFA logo??

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Sometimes it is best to leave some people in their stupid bliss...

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 Originally Posted By: AaronM
Yeah I called it a green sunfish as well, but I thought having a big nice name would make him feel a little bit better after realizing it wasn't exactly a world record that he caught. Wonder why "lepomis cyanellus" isn't in the GSFA logo??



I'm surprised my comment was "accepted"!

Aaron, to tell the truth, I was too lazy to find the scientific name to put in the comment.





Also, I may regret adding the "ultimate trash fish" comment, but as they say....It is what it is!



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Aaron, do you have a layer of gravel in your tilapia tank? I was wondering if they had started nesting yet. I believe they are pushing 3 months old now.....



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I'm wondering if the blogger is the same "Dr. Tung" who starred in all the 3-D movies on SCTV.
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 Originally Posted By: Rainman
Aaron, do you have a layer of gravel in your tilapia tank? I was wondering if they had started nesting yet. I believe they are pushing 3 months old now.....


Nope.. was going to do that just haven't got around to it. How big do they need to be to start spawning? Most of the growth has happened in the last month, but I doubt any are 3" yet. The first couple month I didn't have much, then I put a heater in the tank and finally got them on pellets rather than flakes/bloodworms.

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Aaron, (and Bruce), you guys may want to put a measuring stick on you fish!

Here are two sisters of the fry I sent you-----I thought they were around 4" till this! Obviously they look smaller IN the tank!



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Yeah.. umm.. sisters from the October fry??

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I need to get out and feed mine more. They're microscopic compared to yours.

A couple of mine are legit 4 inchers now.


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I don't even have legit 3 inchers. Definitely made a mistake not warming the water and getting them on pellets sooner. What's your temp rainman? and what are you feeding? Now I know why they ate the hyacinth, they were hungry!

In the last month I think I probably feed them 5-6 times a day.. I just need to get them to 5 inches or so to not worry about them becoming bass food.

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 Originally Posted By: AaronM
Yeah.. umm.. sisters from the October fry??



Yup.

These are 2 of the blues I kept from the same mid-october spawn you guys got. The ones I sent you were all less than 2 weeks old.

I keep the temp at 82-85. I switched their feed about 3 months ago to a cichlid pro formula. 45% protien and high in vitamins for the fish and 54% protien powder for the fry. I've cut WAY back on the qty. I feed but still feed often. I don't measure but would guess I feed 160+" of fish 2oz per day now.



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 Originally Posted By: AaronM
Wonder why "lepomis cyanellus" isn't in the GSFA logo??


Because I designed it and I don't speak latin, not even pig latin.


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http://www.pondboss.com/12.html

From the PB photos page of what a lab created LMB X BG would look like.

How could that guy fish that much and not have caught a greenie before?


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Now those are some interesting hybrids... I hear BCP and BG can be artificially hybridized but I have yet to find a picture of them. Does seem like the bass genes are dominant in the hybrids.

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BG and LMB can cross with viable offspring. I have seen pics but that is not one on that site.

Here is some info on Oreochromis reproduction.

http://srac.tamu.edu/getfile.cfm?pubid=53

SRAC 0283 Tilapia: Life History and Biology

Reproduction
In all Oreochromis species the male
excavates a nest in the pond bottom
(generally in water shallower than 3
feet) and mates with several females.
After a short mating ritual the
female spawns in the nest (about
two to four eggs per gram of brood
female), the male fertilizes the eggs,
and she then holds and incubates the
eggs in her mouth (buccal cavity)
until they hatch. Fry remain in the
femaleÕs mouth through yolk sac
absorption and often seek refuge in
her mouth for several days after they
begin to feed.
Sexual maturity in tilapia is a function
of age, size and environmental
conditions. The Mozambique tilapia reaches sexual maturity at a smaller
size and younger age than the Nile
and Blue tilapias. Tilapia populations
in large lakes mature at a later
age and larger size than the same
species raised in small farm ponds.
For example, the Nile tilapia
matures at about 10 to 12 months
and 3/4 to 1 pound (350 to 500
grams) in several East African lakes.
Under good growth conditions this
same species will reach sexual maturity
in farm ponds at an age of 5 to
6 months and 5 to 7 ounces (150 to
200 grams). When growth is slow,
sexual maturity in Nile tilapia is
delayed a month or two but stunted
fish may spawn at a weight of less
than 1 ounce (20 grams). Under
good growing conditions in ponds,
the Mozambique tilapia may reach
sexual maturity in as little as 3
months of age, when they seldom
weigh more than 2 to 4 ounces (60
to 100 grams). In poorly fertilized
ponds sexually mature Mozambique
tilapia may be as small as 1/2 ounce
(15 grams).
















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Rainman, can I buy from you too? I'm new in here and very interesting raising tilapia

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Welcome to the forum Pao! I replied to your privte message.



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I mean really, what's this Tung guy a docter in, dentistry?


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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 Originally Posted By: Sunil
I mean really, what's this Tung guy a docter in, dentistry?


DOH! \:\)


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Was doing a little culling and I put about 10 BG into my Tilapia holding tank with about 15 Tilapia. 2 days later, I'm down 3 BG. I found this one this morning:



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Brutality rising.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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He's probably been dead for like, ten minutes.


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last night it was swimming around, but had clearly been attacked.. they go after the fins and rip them to shreds, and I think they started with the eyes too.. they even killed a BG that was at least 50% bigger than the biggest tilapia.. it's kinda freaky.

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