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Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area NSW.
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Author:  Dangerous Dave [ Oct 31st, '14, 05:54 ]
Post subject:  Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area NSW.

I'm overstocked... as a beginner, I thought I'd lose some fingerlings at the outset - but didn't. I suspected I'd run into strife eventually and, now the warm weather is here and the fish are hungry, I've got high nitrates and slightly cloudy water. My dirt garden will get a good water and the fish will have to go hungry for a couple of days but that's a temporary solution.

I don't have space for more grow beds and not keen on external filtration/solids removal. I suppose I could dispatch the fish (maybe freshwater sardines??). But would prefer to give them away. Unless others have some tips to manage.

From my new semi-indoor system
10 jade perch... they were 8 - 10 cm fingerlings a month ago but have probably grown a fair bit

From my first system.
2 eel tailed catfish - with me 10 months. Guessing about 15 cm but hard to tell

12 silver perch - also 10 months since purchase. Guessing about 12 - 18 cm

Have never had any disease problems so fairly confident fish are OK... all are eating very well.

Please take them!

Author:  onepower [ Oct 31st, '14, 10:41 ]
Post subject:  Re: Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area

You had eels in your aquaponics system? Cool never heard anyone doing that before

Author:  Dangerous Dave [ Oct 31st, '14, 12:25 ]
Post subject:  Re: Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area

:) Eel tailed catfish... with the emphasis on fish. Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eel-tailed_catfish - a great fish for me as a beginner. Very hardy and apparently tastes great though slow growing.

I did contemplate trying eels down the track... I believe they can be done in aquaponics if you can find a supply and find some way of keeping them in... but my occasional aquaponics assistant is scared of snakes and can't be persuaded that, just because they have the same shape, they aren't the same thing.

Author:  Charlie [ Oct 31st, '14, 19:21 ]
Post subject:  Re: Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area

Crap, if I had my system ready Id take the lot. I'm just south of you.

Author:  Dangerous Dave [ Oct 31st, '14, 20:10 ]
Post subject:  Re: Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area

Must be some serious sort of system you're building if it's still not ready Charlie. I saw pictures you'd posted of some oversized biofilter material you had ready to put in a system - seems like it was months back.

Are you still up for that beer some time?

Author:  Charlie [ Oct 31st, '14, 20:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area

Yea time flys, got lots on the go. A catch up is still on the cards mate, I'm away at the moment but I'll drop you a line when I get back.

Cheers

Author:  Colum Black-Byron [ Nov 1st, '14, 07:38 ]
Post subject:  Re: Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area

Charlie, it's a sign to get the new setup going!

Author:  Dangerous Dave [ Nov 2nd, '14, 16:46 ]
Post subject:  Re: Giving Away Silvers, Jades, Catfish. Ballina/Byron area

Fish have found a new home in a local school. . . They never offered aquaponics when I went to school.

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