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Grass carp and Tilapia stocking
#518467 03/26/20 03:58 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.

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StanV #518473 03/26/20 08:26 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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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.

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StanV #518478 03/27/20 03:13 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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StanV #518484 03/27/20 06:51 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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TGW1 #518497 03/27/20 04:19 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.

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StanV #518514 03/27/20 11:12 PM
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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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