09-20-2012, 04:03 AM #1
Tab Tim (Tilapia) in concrete ponds
Hi I am in Thailand and I used to be quite an aquarium nut and now I have returned to raising fish. Although this time around I hope to raise them commercially. I have 4 concrete tanks (usually holding 6000 liters each) and a natural pond, but at the moment I am only using the tanks. I only have one tank with fish at the moment which has about 400 Tab Tim. They will be heading to the pond soon and I will get a few thousand more fry for the tanks.
Although this forum appears to be for pet fish, I do think that the information I can glean from here will be useful. So I have uploaded a few pics of my setup, and I welcome any questions.
09-20-2012, 04:58 AM #2
09-21-2012, 12:56 AM #3
Deep fry with garlic and serve with parsley!
09-22-2012, 10:56 AM #4
0Originally Posted by madagascariensis
We serve with lots of hot chilli peppers and barbecued in a salt crust.
09-23-2012, 02:00 PM #5
i Grill whole and serve with a wedge of lime
Btw what is your feeding rate ? i feed a 30%cp floating feed at 20 % biomass daily and vegetable waste on weekends
09-29-2012, 02:11 PM #6
I had to think about your post, I thought you were feeding them biomass, but I realize now you mean the fish as the biomass.
I feed 32% protein content pellets, and they get rice bran in a fine powdery form. I don't have vegetable waste available because the pigs get it.
I feed them the way I have fed all my past fish, I watch to see how much they eat in a couple of minutes and then give them a little extra. They get fed four times a day. I can run fresh water in continually so I don't get concerned with over feeding. I know I should calculate the biomass, but they are doing fine under this system.
I have now moved the original batch of Tab Tim to the big pond, and I have picked up 3000 new fry.
here is a pic
And here is the pond; It is a work in progress
Last edited by canuckamuck; 09-29-2012 at 02:25 PM.Playing with fish in Thailand.