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Vegetarians, vegans and those interested in animal rights, occasionally ask us the question – is aquaponics ethical? They worry: •If the plants can be considered edible for a vegan (as they were nourished by fish poop) •If the fish are harmed •If the fish food is vegetarian. Everyone has a different set of ethical principles …

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…Well, that’s a sentence we never thought we would write. According to this National Geographic article, male Tilapia fish pee whenever they are looking to attract the ladies. Tilapia have an amazingly complex social structure. They dig holes in the sand and the most dominant males stay in the centre giving them access to the …

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In an informal carry-on from Monday’s blog ‘8 Reasons why aquaponic gardening is better than regular gardening.’ here are 5 reasons why having your own supply as fish (as well as vegetables) is a ruddy good thing! Safety – in a world where chemical use is out of control, when you buy a fish you …

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Did you know that if the world continues to catch fish the way it currently does, by 2048 the global natural fish population will be zero and world’s oceans will be barren of seafood? A great tragedy of the fishing industry is that only 10% of what is pulled up in fishing nets makes it …

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Tilapia are hugely popular in aquaponic systems due to their adaptive and hardy nature. But here are 9 things you probably didn’t know about your new favorite fish: 1. Tilapia fish appear in the Christian Bible in the Gospel of Matthew, when St. Peter caught a fish with a coin in its mouth. As a …

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Tilapia is a commonly used fish in an aquaponics system – and for good reason. Tilapia are hardy to keep, but also popular as a food so are easy to sell, but also oh-so easy to enjoy yourself. It is firm-fleshed fish, versatile to cook and delicious. It also doesn’t give off a strong fishy …

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Numerous things go into maintaining the healthy aquaponic fish – good feed, correct temperature and water quality. Having knowledge of the basic anatomy of your fish will help you identify abnormalities that can lead to disease in otherwise healthy groups of fish, as well as helping you distinguish between the sexes. Also, being able to …

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Feeding aquaponic fish can seem complicated, but knowing is half the battle! Fish food will be the main input in your aquaponics system, therefore it’s important to get it right. This is not only down to the health of your fish, but also because the fish food then becomes the waste and the waste feeds …

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Welcome to Part 2 of our ‘Which Aquaponic Fish’ guide. To read Part 1, view here. Catfish The catfish (pictured above) is the most commonly cultured fish in the United States because it grows fast, is easily available and is a popular food. Catfish are bottom dwellers, so they are raised well with other species …

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Two big questions a new aquaponics farmer need to ask himself are: 1. What plants should I grow 2. What fish should I use The topic of aquaponic fish is not as simple as the plants as unlike plants, there are restrictions regarding non-native species so you will need to check with your local fisheries …

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