The principle of stocking tilapia in your bass pond is a fairly new concept starting around five years earlier. Nevertheless, it continuouslies acquire interest with the levels of success it has attained. Tilapia is much more tolerant of high water temperatures, high salinity, reduced liquefied oxygen levels, and also high amounts of ammonia focus compared to various other forage fish. They are sexually fully grown at around 6 inches, which they can accomplish in only a couple of months if enough meals is readily available, and also will spawn every 3-5 weeks creating up also 500 youthful. The spawn are protected in the mommy's mouth beginning from eggs, and even shortly after hatching out. This mouth brooding will certainly shield the eggs and fry from very early predation, generating a high survival rate, and enabling them to swiftly get to 3-5 inches, making them superb forage for your 14-16 inch bass. Tilapia will certainly not take on your various other fish for food as most of their diet regimen contains plants and detritus, particularly filamentous algae. As a result, their diet could lead to much less organic develop, and also can also assist avoid algae from covering your pond, which many pool owners recognize could be one of the largest issues in maintaining a pool.
You could begin stocking tilapia when your water temperature is consistently over 60 degrees. Since tilapias are wonderful at using the natural deposits of a pool, they are able to sustain their numbers with relative ease. This is specifically real in a well-fertilized pond with a lot of plankton for them to feed upon. They will certainly likewise consume pellets from fish feeders if you have one offered. You could raise the eating time to fit any kind of additional fish. If you are stocking tilapia largely for natural algae command regarding 10-20 pounds per acres suffices. If optimizing the growth capacity of your bass is the goal, after that intend on stocking 30-100 pounds per acre.