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MRHELLO #295654 06/13/12 11:17 AM
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In one of the other threads that you asked about how to sex Tilapia, I replied with a link that told you how to do it. Have you looked at that link?

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.


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3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).
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Any idea on what type these may be?


Yes I did look at the link and I have not had much luck. Had it not been so late when we put these in the tank I would have tried to take some pictures like that and see if someone could help.

I still have much to learn on these fish and trying my best but just wanting to see if I indeed get both male and female fish as I was told. Or if I was lied to once again and received all males.

If for some reason I did get all males I do not think it would be on purpose, but maybe more of the fact how they may have separated in the tanks.

I guess with Tilapia, there really is not a way to tell them apart by color?

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Rainman, stupid question but I have to ask...When tilapia get that big, are they still good to eat(tasty)?

One more thing... Your best picture is the one with your buddy in the drivers seat........

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how well do tilapia survive in ks

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How do tilapia do in ks. I am getting ready to build a pond and they sound great for keeping algae in check, but before looking at stocking I want to make sure they can survive here

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Brandon the experts will chime in but I believe Tipapia will survive in Kansas roughly from May into Oct. They die when the water cools down. They need to be restocked every year. But they will as you say help control some kinds of aquatic vegetation, will fatten your bass, and are good to eat.


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I believe it is a water temperatue of 46 or 49 F that the tilapia die out at. But I will leave it to the experts.

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Brandon..Tilapia do well everywhere...various climates dictate the best suited species and stocking rates for each. Kansas has 1000's of ponds utilizing Tilapia As far as surviving..give up on that idea as tilapia survival would be the worst thing that could happen in your pond..they would overpopulate a pond in 2 seasons. Tilapia need to be thought of as a management tool rather than a primary stocked fish species (like bass or bluegill), the same way any chemical or feed are used for management.

In a new pond, tilapia could be used, but with nothing to consume tham before and at death, they revert back to nutrients in the same way chemicals only temporarily kill vegetation. I'd wait a year after your initial stocking of your intended apex predator.



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Does anyone have an idea what type of Tilapia I have? I posted some pictures above.

I am just curious to see what all I was sold so I can get an idea if I will see any babies soon, or just growing out some food to eat.

Thanks

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Still not sure what type I have but at least I did get both male and female fish as the pulled a spawn off in my 300 gallon tank. I will get some pictures up as soon as I can.

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No idea


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.

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Mozambique Tilapia is what I got from Overton's and yours look like mine. If your males' tails start to turn red while nestig, I would bet you have the same type.

Here is a link to images from Google showing Mozambique Tilapia:

Google images of Mozambique Tilapia


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Here are some pictures of my Tilapia fry.

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Here are what the fry above look like now.

Does this help at all as determining the type of Tilapia I have?



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OK, so from the original adult stockers I added from the begining of this thread, I saw a school of about a dozen cruz by me on the bank this morning that where 3-4 in lenth and appeared fat healthy and hungry....


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The only ones I have seen in my pond are the ones I had stocked, and there were just 2. Each of them were on the bank on different sides of the pond.

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As noted in the intitial post, mine were holding fry in thier mouths when stocked. I am pretty sure that is the source of the YOY I saw swimming. They might have spawned again but I dont think so.......


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MRHELLO...yours looks like some form of a Wami hybrid



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Rainman, what kind do you think Mine are.......they have been wild for years in that pond system...


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Rex,

Never even heard of Wami, let alone a hybrid of one. Where in the world would someone have picked up some Wami tilapia and what would be the purpose of them?

What do you think the other half would be?

Do they wami happen to eat algae very well or at least reproduce to help feed the other fish?

I do have one fingerling that is a morph of some sort as it is a light orange color with a few black blemishes on it, but it may have come from a different adult fish.

The place I got them from said they have been using them for years now in there ponds and selling them to other pond owners as well. They do sell some of the smaller ones for people that want them for aquaponics.

Thanks

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Any one know how often tilapia spawn in a summer, when I posted this thread in april it was the first spawn of the year as they had babies holding in thier mouths. I am hoping they would spawn again later in the summer.


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Think they should spawn about every 5 weeks, and I am sure they do not all spawn the same time so depending on how many females you put in you may have some new fry on a weekly basis.

You have to think that most of them are probably being eaten as soon as they leave their mother, especially with the fish you have. Then again you may find out later this year how many you have when it cools off, assuming it gets cold enough to kill them off where you are.

I have yet to see any tilapia fry or fingerlings in my ponds, but since they are so turbid it would be hard to notice them. I figure if I happen to ever catch a tilapia that is smaller than the ones I stocked I will know they spawned and some survived.

I have even thought about setting out a trap to see if I can get in tilapia in it.

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MRHELLO, use a minnow trap with some Aquamax wrapped in a small piece of netting. Just don't feed before you put the trap in. You should have some in your trap in the next couple hours or even sooner.

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