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 Post subject: Spangled perch trial
PostPosted: Mar 27th, '14, 17:05 
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I've just bought a 2nd hand single IBC system.
Should have it set up in 2 or 3 weeks I reckon.
With the single growbed I won't want to push stocking too hard so instead of growing out a small number of jades I'm pretty sure I'll give spangled perch a trial for a year or so.

I know they will probably grow slow and generally to a small size. I'm not really bothered by that at this stage.
I suspect I'll be fairly unscientific, can't be bothered buying scales to weigh food and fish but I hope I'll be organised enough to at least track fish length and volume of feed.

Since I'm honestly expecting no spectacular results I'll assume that they will be, at best, 2/3 the weight of a harvest jade perch. Assuming that (say 330g?) would 15 be a reasonable stocking rate for a 750L FT with 250L GB? (Volumes approximate right now). In reality they will be lucky to hit 200g but I like to assume a worse case than is likely so I have a margin of error.

Any requests on what/how I should share info and results?

ps I know this is probably pointless but for my first season with a small system a tough, hardy and local fish appeals quite a lot.
Oh, pics to follow when I get it up and running. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Spangled perch trial
PostPosted: Mar 27th, '14, 17:23 
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I suspect they have "Little-Fish syndrome".
I don't think putting a finger in the FT will be a good idea.
But that probably won't stop me doing it. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mar 27th, '14, 21:30 
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I have got about twenty of them ,they grew quite quickly for a start but seemed to stop now.The best thing about them is that they will stand from 5 to 44 degrees water temperature,so if you just want fish and don't plan on eating them they are a good idea.I will be keen to see how yours go.If you go on the internet and read about them There is a possibility that if you don't have too many in a tank they might get bigger in AP.There is a big difference in the biggest and smallest of mine and the gap is getting bigger.

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look for information on Pav the Perch ;)

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Just wondering how the spangled perch trial went. In all my research on the spangled perch I know that you wouldn't want to keep anything else in with them or they would be consumed by them. I am wondering if you had any success with them in-particular in breeding with them. I am doing silvers this year but I am really interested in creating a more sustainable system
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Thanks for the input Jaymie and Dbird, I must have missed that somehow.
Hi KrissyJ, I've put the Spangled perch trial off for the time being.
I ended up with 3 Bream in my FT to cycle and they're still in there for the time being.
Once my tax comes in I expect to expand my GBs and I'll swap out the bream for an aquarium species for around 6 - 12 months (I expect), after that I hope to get onto the Spangled trial.
I'll kickstart this thread again if or when I finally do. I'm still keen. :thumbright:

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No probs.
If i get a second tank I will also be looking at spangled Perch. for the time being I will do my silvers for the next 12 to 18 months. Will let u know if i get a second tank fr my own trial. thats the best thing about aquaponics its all about looking at new ways. I have successfully breed yabbies in my 2 sump tanks. getting some Barcoo River Rainbow for my fingerling tank that has about 30 Mussels in their to hopefully allow the mussels a chance to sporn. the final part of the puzzle is breeding Australian Native fish in the fish tanks

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No probs.
If i get a second tank I will also be looking at spangled Perch. for the time being I will do my silvers for the next 12 to 18 months. Will let u know if i get a second tank fr my own trial. thats the best thing about aquaponics its all about looking at new ways. I have successfully breed yabbies in my 2 sump tanks. getting some Barcoo River Rainbow for my fingerling tank that has about 30 Mussels in their to hopefully allow the mussels a chance to sporn. the final part of the puzzle is breeding Australian Native fish in the fish tanks





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