All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Jan 5th, '12, 06:57 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God

Joined: May 13th, '09, 21:28
Posts: 2118
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Depends
Location: Southern River, Western Australia
SuperVeg wrote:
SuperVeg wrote:
for starting out, is Barra any more difficult /sensitive than perch ?


What about my question :D


Well it depends what you treat as difficult/sensitive. Barra is great for summer as it can take high water temperate but both fishes are equally hardy with the right water conditions. Barra do not like people poking their heads over their tanks. When feeding barra you need to stand at a distance they cannot see you unless they were brought up in an aquarium. They will go off any food for at least a few hours if they are spooked. Sp are not so sensitive to people poking their heads over the tanks.

Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk

_________________
What we do in life echoes in eternity.
My First System
My Second (smaller) System
My 3rd Future System - Expanding Now


Top
 Profile  
 
    Advertisement
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Jan 5th, '12, 07:29 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Oct 16th, '11, 06:12
Posts: 2016
Gender: Male
Are you human?: 0110010110
Location: Brisbane, qld
Ok, so no problems starting with barra for a first fish...
Is there a central place in the forum with all the temp ranges for various fish, im after SP, JP and Barra.

_________________
My System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Jan 5th, '12, 08:27 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 6th, '11, 12:06
Posts: 10506
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NSW
Barra - The optimum temperature for barramundi culture is 28°C, with acceptable growth rates between 26-30°C. Temperatures below this range will result in decreased metabolism and growth. Barramundi generally stop feeding at temperatures below 20°C.

SP - Temperature 22-28 o C (optimum for growth), but silver perch survive in 4-32 o C and in a lot of cases even more extremes. Silvers tolerate the extremes of water temperatures better than almost any other aquacultured fish in Australia

JP - The biggest issue with Jade Perch is temperature. Jades stop metabolizing food at water temperatures below 18C, and will start to show stress at 16C, and death at prolonged periods below 14C. During winter, it is important to keep water temperatures above 16C. Jades are susceptible to common diseases that affect most cultured fish, but bacterial and fungal problems are most prevalent in the cooler temperatures, and ectoparasites during the spring and autumn. Most of these health issues can be avoided if water quality is kept at a optimum level and water temperature is maintained above 22C.

Hope this helps mate :thumbleft:

_________________
~2010/2011~
~2012/2013~
~2014~


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Jan 5th, '12, 09:29 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Oct 16th, '11, 06:12
Posts: 2016
Gender: Male
Are you human?: 0110010110
Location: Brisbane, qld
That helps a lot !
Thanks very much :cheers:

_________________
My System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Apr 20th, '12, 15:35 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Joined: Nov 5th, '11, 11:13
Posts: 65
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Can barra survive during winter months in a perth ibc?

_________________
My IBC System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Apr 20th, '12, 15:38 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '06, 08:44
Posts: 27177
Location: Gerringong
Gender: Male
Location: NSW Australia
Probably not... without heating...

_________________
>

Fresh By Nature - Distributor of Aquaponic Systems and Products in NSW
http://www.freshbynature.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Oct 24th, '12, 11:46 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Aug 9th, '12, 19:32
Posts: 46
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: thailand ...
Hi Guys , what is optimum size to get the baby Barra ? as i am aware they will eat each other and should they already be weened onto pellets?i have tracked down a supplier here in Thailand and he recommends them to be about 75 to 100 mm before transporting ... any ideas gratefully accepted


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Oct 24th, '12, 20:41 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Jan 11th, '07, 14:20
Posts: 6427
Location: Perth
Gender: Female
Location: Jandakot
Well as long as your water is above 20 degrees and you have time to grow them you should be fine. Having them already eating pellets might be an advantage. I would't think you would have to worry about cold weather where you are.

I am pretty sure that some people here have grown barramundi smaller than 75mm successfully, try a search looking for Matthews posts.

_________________
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum ... a&start=45 (Fayes system)
http://backyardfarming.com.au/phpbb3/vi ... f=24&t=119 (Fayes garden) https://www.facebook.com/Botanic.Obsession


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Nov 3rd, '12, 19:40 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Mar 3rd, '10, 12:09
Posts: 431
Images: 0
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Brisbane, QLD
is anyone planning on trying barra in Brisbane this year. my system can probably only take 25-30, so i'd be happy to split an order of 50 with someone.

also, where the hell do I get barra fingerlings from?

_________________
My system in Brisbane viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7129


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Nov 4th, '12, 05:00 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 30th, '09, 08:53
Posts: 651
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Palmwoods Sunshine Coast QLD
Orcy I got mine both times from http://www.yellowpages.com.au/qld/green ... sting.html (suzy7@bigpond.com) Was great service and are close handy (in behind Gold Coast Hinterland somewhere.

I actually started both of my batches in a aquarium (6ft) and then tranferred to an insulated and heated IBC for over winter. Its only now that I have transferred to the large tank (5000Ltrs) whichhas solar heating, thats when the sun will stay out.

They wont grow out to much size over one summer. I have done them for the last 4 years but was thinking of trying something different like Murray Cod. I already have Jades and SPs.

Best of luck with them.

_________________
1 test is worth 100 expert opinions


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Apr 15th, '14, 19:21 
Offline

Joined: Apr 9th, '14, 21:27
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: Australia Queensland
Can the fish pass sickness to humans after consumed at any stage when a system is matured?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: May 10th, '14, 04:29 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: May 15th, '12, 22:31
Posts: 294
Gender: Male
Are you human?: barely
Location: Florida, USA
Dwane wrote:
Can the fish pass sickness to humans after consumed at any stage when a system is matured?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


this might be unrelated but my friend got some infection from his saltwater tank that blew his hand up. he thought it was a spider bite but it just kept growing until he went to the hospital :shifty:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Barra
PostPosted: Jul 17th, '14, 20:03 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Jul 9th, '14, 16:24
Posts: 42
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Gowrie Junction, Queensland, Australia
Samuel L Jackson wrote:
Dwane wrote:
Can the fish pass sickness to humans after consumed at any stage when a system is matured?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


this might be unrelated but my friend got some infection from his saltwater tank that blew his hand up. he thought it was a spider bite but it just kept growing until he went to the hospital :shifty:


Hope to be getting some free fish soon. ( Fish )Fingers crossed.

Just a wild question but this wouldn't be THE Samuel L Jackson I love from all his movies??


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.604s | 17 Queries | GZIP : Off ]