Category Archive: Freshwater Fish

Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun 

Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun  Start your own hobby farm and invite your entire family to care for the fish and plants to grow your own food. A small farm requires only five-minutes a day to feed the fish and tend to the plants. For most people, having a built-in cushion of almost …

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Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray!

Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray! by Colle and Phyllis Davis — Build, own and operate your own backyard aquaponics system.  —One module of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems feeds a family of eight year round. — Install twenty to thirty modules and sell the food you grow in a commercial aquaponics operation. PFAS LLC offers …

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NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’

NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’ – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Each time we are asked, “Does aquaponic’s food ‘tastes fishy?’” we are tempted to say, “Do the vegetables you buy at the supermarket, or at the farmers market taste like cow manure?” Here’s how Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems utilize fish waste to …

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What Fish Work Best in Aquaponics?

What Fish Work Best in Aquaponics? -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish most used in aquaponics. Tilapia prefer a water temperature in the low 80’s° F, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, and they do just fine. They will thrive in water that can be dirty …

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The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics

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The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics Grown in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems – by Colle and Phyllis Davis One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is concerning the fish that we use in Portable Farms®, “Why Tilapia?’” In the US, please check with your local Fish and Wildlife Department in your State and see if …

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The Aquaponist’s Daily Prayer: “PRAY FOR POOP”

The Aquaponist’s Daily Prayer: “PRAY FOR POOP” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Portable Farms is proud to show you Before and After Photos highlighting the 40-day progress of our newly constructed PFAS LLC’S Experimental and Research Center in San Diego, California, that was completed and planted on May 28. Because of improvements in our …

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Tilapia and the Omega-3 Debate

Tilapia and the Omega-3 Debate – by Colle and Phyllis Davis What fish has the highest levels of omega-3? Wild Alaskan salmon’s  sockeye salmon wins the prize! If you enjoy fish other than sockeye salmon, consider adding flax and chia seeds to your diet to add Omega-3s into your diet. Alaskan salmon’s (spawning) sockeye salmon …

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New study maps where fish and seafood can be sustainably farmed

A tiny fraction of oceans could satisfy the world’s fish demand New study maps where fish and seafood can be sustainably farmed   by David Colgan | August 14, 2017 Ocean aquaculture is already the fastest-growing food sector, but a lot of work remains to reach its vast potential. From sashimi to smoked salmon, ceviche to …

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Baked & Crunchy Tilapia Recipe

Easy Baked & Crunchy Tilapia from Phyllis Davis’ Tilapia Cookbook, Ten Tantalizing Tilapia Recipes to Titillate Your Taste Buds©   This is a super easy and healthy fish dish that is only ‘drizzled’ with olive oil and baked for 17 minutes. What could be easier? You can serve it with a quick cabbage salad and …

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Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish”

Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis “Can we use goldfish or crayfish or something besides tilapia in our backyard aquaponics system?” This is a frequently asked question and prompted a conversation with a new ‘aquaponist’ at my local Home Depot store which has prompted me to make a list of the …

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