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#295209 06/09/12 09:12 PM
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Seen these young tilapia this morning.

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Awesome! I'll try to get pictures from our pond tomorrow so we can compare!


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Are they obviously tilapia?


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My tilapia are spawning like crazy! A buddy of mine's daughter caught one on a redworm the other day that was coming to the feeder eating pellets.


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Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
Are they obviously tilapia?


Good question. I seen a white tilapia hanging out near them. I assumed they were tilapia because they were identical to that tilapia in color. Do they appear to be something else?


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How long have the tilapia been in the pond?

What size did you stock?

How many were stocked?


I am just trying to determine when I should start seeing some fry from my tilapia.

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They have been in there about 4-5 weeks. Sizes varied, all were at least in the 4-6 inch range minimum, all were really nice looking fish. Stocked 50 lbs. in @ 1.25 acre pond. They are spawning like crazy! The white ones seem to be a little more active at the FA I had than the blue ones. It's all but gone now.


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Originally Posted By: spinnerbait
Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
Are they obviously tilapia?


Good question. I seen a white tilapia hanging out near them. I assumed they were tilapia because they were identical to that tilapia in color. Do they appear to be something else?


I've never had them so I was just asking.


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I have a lot of GS fry also, but these guys looked albino just like some of the tilapia. I was so frustrated with the FA I would have tried anything, so I got the tilapia. I would like to see how the yellow perch you raise would fair on the TP fry. We don't have those here, that I know of. With your expertise in raising large fish it would be interesting to see what size TP you could grow.


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Not sure it's really expertise but thanks for the kind words. I think it's just a matter of keeping the numbers down, having good stock, and feeding them, although I only feed my large fish once a day vs. many who feed twice a day.

With the appetites tilapia have I'm sure they could get big. Only problem here is the short growing season.

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Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
Not sure it's really expertise but thanks for the kind words. I think it's just a matter of keeping the numbers down, having good stock, and feeding them, although I only feed my large fish once a day vs. many who feed twice a day.

With the appetites tilapia have I'm sure they could get big. Only problem here is the short growing season.


You think only feeding once a day is better for the bigger fish? What growth rates do you expect from LMB?


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