Raising fish

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  1. snikda

    snikda New Member

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    Would like to know if anyone has ever tryed to raise fish to eat in a 15' rd pool with sand filter & skimmer ??
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  2. Rowdy

    Rowdy Well-Known Member

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  3. Little Quacker in OR

    Little Quacker in OR Well-Known Member

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    :) Hi! You might also try the archives as this has been discussed a number of times.

    YOu didn't say what species of fish and that sure makes a difference.

    Good luck, LQ
     
  4. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    a sand filter might not b the best filter try a bio filter and the amount of disolved oxygen is important 2 remember also,set it up a fewe weeks early to build the benifical bacteria and disipate the chemicals in the water. the local library will have books on this also
     
  5. RedneckPete

    RedneckPete Well-Known Member

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    Don't know where you are, but you will make a lot more money raising ornamental fish then fish to eat.

    I did it years ago, using aquariums indoors and a small pond outdoors in the summer months. Breed the fish indoors, and use the pond to grow them. Fancy guppies are great for this. Load up the pond with a couple of hundred females (no males) and let them grow outdoors for four or five months. Pick the best for your beeding stock next year, and ship the rest, along with the males you raised indoors. A small operation can easily clear a few grand a year in profit.

    Pete