AquaponicHow To Raise Tilapia on Your Homestead

How To Raise Tilapia on Your Homestead

This helpful 1st hand experience of how to raise Tilapia on your homestead is an amazingly self sufficient food producing resource and skill. Tilapia is perfect for this purpose because they can live mainly on algae as adults and don’t require constantly running water.

Tilapia has become the third most important fish in aquaculture (farming of aquatic organisms). Now anyone can easily grow this slender and delicious white fish that has many health as well as nutritional benefits. Eating Tilapia fish helps to boost overall metabolism, build strong bones, helps reduce weight and lessens the risk of chronic diseases like arthritis and cancer.

Tilapia farming is very easy and a lot of people, who like having clean, fresh, affordable and essentially organic fish, go for culturing it at home.

How To Raise Tilapia on Your Homestead

The materials required for Tilapia farming include:

• A tank
• A pump
• Water
• The Fish
• The Food
• The Harvest
• The meal

Take the Poly stock tanks which can hold up to 350 gallons and add the municipal water to initially fill it.
In order to produce oxygen into the water use a pump that produces oxygen bubbles into the water. Firstly add a few fish to the water and keep adding organic fish food so that the fish have something to eat. Keep the water clean to avoid swampiness. The fish will lay baby fish which when grow up, will serve as food for you.

Here is some additional source of information:

1.Freshwater Aquaculture: A Handbook for Small Scale Fish Culture in North America

2. Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

3.Farming Freshwater Fish: Tilapia, Catfish, Trout: Small-Scale Sustainable Aquaculture Systems

Click here to read about how to raise Tilapia on your homestead:

http://www.attainable-sustainable.net/raising-tilapia/

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