We’ve had these tilapia nine weeks. They ranged from 3/4″ to about 2″ on April 7th when we installed them in our closed-loop 400 gallon fish farm. (one 300 gallon growout tank, two 50 gallon filter tanks)
Two weeks ago we sold the extra fish we’d purchased in anticipation of the much mentioned die-off. Three of 123 fish died in the first week after bringing them to their new home, and one we flushed on grounds that it was a guppy. We are now stocked at 97 fish, which is just under capacity for this tank. Our breeding colony will come out of this group, as will the CSA fish shares we sold.
Speaking of, all indications have us successfully delivering market size fish (1.5 pounds each, or about 13″ long) in early-to-mid November (so, 20ish weeks away!), as a number of these tilapia are already 6 inches long. A couple are 7 inches long. Those marks on the observation window (final video segment) are spaced one inch apart. The line is five inches long.
If you planned to buy a fish share, please note that there are only two medium shares left. All other shares are sold.