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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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Aquaponics fish. Image Credit: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Flickr)

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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I was reading a lady’s blog about some aquaponics mistakes she has made with her system and thought everyone should be cautious and avoid these slip-ups! Below is a list of five errors you want to steer clear of. Having too many fish in your system: don’t make your fish super uncomfortable by packing them …

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Fish are food for some, but is it really necessary to be removing millions of tons of them from the oceans each year in order to feed fish and other farmed animals? Wouldn’t it be great if there was something other than fishmeal that we could use that would benefit the fish and other animals …

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