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Keep genetics safe a no hormone fish breeding program

“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.”

Mehmet Oz

Red tilapia kitchen harvest

Hormones never leave a closed system until you eat them

Have you ever tried to grow you fish without chemicals of any kind even when they get sick? If so, you will know that its difficult because most of the suppliers of fish fry use chemicals and hormones and even some fish feed have them in. Some people have found that by using grading of the fish at certain times they can keep unwanted breeding down to a minimum.

But there are a few things you should know before start to implement a sorting policy to ensure an even growth rate. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you can grow fish in a way that will let you successfully and quickly reach harvest size without having to use hormones.

red belly Pacu kitchen harvest

Natural ways to stop fish from over breeding

If youre looking for a constant supply of fish keeper in your system that are not breeding when you dont want them to and Being stunted, the best method to ensure you end up with that is by looking for these things:

Make sure your tank volume is small enough to let you drain your tank and sort your fish in 1 hour. If it does not, you will have trouble because you will not get your daily task done on the farm. Ensure your sorting, timing and size of fish at a age where the size of the fish is a help to determine if male or female so you can just keep the Niger ones and place the smaller one in a different tank. 4. It a test of your design skills.

 Catfish for growout in backyard aquaponics

letting mother nature do the work for you

Any good program should let you sort without wasting any water because this is something that should happen often and in doing so if you were to waste a tank of water each time you would be wasting to much water to be sustainable.

While not necessary, some great bonus features of a great sorting system are sorting nets, 4 different tubs to place the fish in and Clove oil to calm the fish and nice gloves not to harm them.

Now that you know some of our best practices , you're ready to grow fish without worrying about hormone levels of the food your ingesting.

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