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  • mnees
    ... So Stan, What do you look for when buying fingerlings or broodstock? Or to put it another way, what should I look for? How do I know I am getting good
    Message 1 of 33 , Mar 1, 2010
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      --- In barrelponics@yahoogroups.com, "stansharpman" <stansharpman@...> wrote:
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      > I've grown mozambiques, blues, niles and some various hybrids.
      >I've found good quality Niles to outperform blues and mozambiques
      >and most hybrids by a long shot when it comes to growth.....

      So Stan,
      What do you look for when buying fingerlings or broodstock?
      Or to put it another way, what should I look for? How do I know I am getting good quality Niles?
    • mnees
      Stan, Thanks so much for your advice. As a total rookie rookie this really helps. Mike
      Message 33 of 33 , Mar 2, 2010
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        Stan,
        Thanks so much for your advice.
        As a total rookie rookie this really helps.

        Mike

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        --- In barrelponics@yahoogroups.com, "stansharpman" <stansharpman@...> wrote:
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        > There are some questions you can ask the supplier though.
        > - Do they just "harvest" fingerlings...."wild" aint good.
        > - Do they maintain multiple lines for their strain of fish?
        > - Do they have an improvement plan or management plan...
        > If the fish aren't managed for SOMETHING, they probably will do nothing all that well.
        > - What is their plan for preventing disease or parasite introduction to the hatchery facility?
        > - Do they use hormone treatments to induce spawning? They shouldn't need to.
        >
        > Those are a good start to help you get an idea of a hatchery's stock quality.
        >
        > --- In barrelponics@yahoogroups.com, "mnees" <mnees@> wrote:
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        >
        > > So Stan,
        > > What do you look for when buying fingerlings or broodstock?
        > > Or to put it another way, what should I look for? How do I know I am getting good quality Niles?
        > >
        >
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