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Raising Catfish in a barrel!! 11-03-2011 UPDATE!!

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Yes I am going to start raising catfish in a 55 gallon white plastic barrel. I got the barrel preped and cleaned,need to buy a 55 gallon air pump at petsmart,and the 40 (6-8") channel catfish fingerlings are getting shipped via fedex home delivery.

Will update and give all new pics of our microfarm setup and new buildings/coops and such on sunday.


Edited by gmendoza - 11/3/11 at 4:21am

There once was a man from Rock Hill

Who had taken his Depakote pill

He stayed fast asleep

Not one sound, noise, or peep

And had no worries, none zilch and nil.

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There once was a man from Rock Hill

Who had taken his Depakote pill

He stayed fast asleep

Not one sound, noise, or peep

And had no worries, none zilch and nil.

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post #2 of 103
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Originally Posted by gmendoza 

Yes I am going to start raising catfish in a 55 gallon white plastic barrel. I got the barrel preped and cleaned,need to buy a 55 gallon air pump at petsmart,and the 40 (6-8") channel catfish fingerlings are getting shipped via fedex home delivery.

Will update and give all new pics of our microfarm setup and new buildings/coops and such on sunday.


cool ill be watching for updates...cafcafcaf

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White Empordanesa. Black French Marans. White Marans. project Lav Marans. an EE project. dun O.E.G.B. project dun crele O.E.G.B.  white bobwhite quail.  cinnamon and red coturnix quail.

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Elias in Clinton AR.
White Empordanesa. Black French Marans. White Marans. project Lav Marans. an EE project. dun O.E.G.B. project dun crele O.E.G.B.  white bobwhite quail.  cinnamon and red coturnix quail.

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post #3 of 103

Not trying to be negative here, but HOW do you raise 40 channel cats in 55 gallons?

Husband of 12 years, amazing 6 yo daughter, 9 horses,  too many chickens, 2 turkey, guineas,  5 peafowl, a goose and 3 ducks.

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Originally Posted by bockbock2008 

Not trying to be negative here, but HOW do you raise 40 channel cats in 55 gallons?


Exactly !!!! you will have transfer them very soon after you get them. plus there won't be any space for them to rest on the bottom and that's what they like. perhaps you should rethink your plan.

                                                                                                      AL

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As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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Standard White Cornish, Dark's & White laced Red Cornish Breeder..........If you don't have Cornish you don't have Chickens. Breeding the best, to the best.
As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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Originally Posted by al6517 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bockbock2008 

Not trying to be negative here, but HOW do you raise 40 channel cats in 55 gallons?


Exactly !!!! you will have transfer them very soon after you get them. plus there won't be any space for them to rest on the bottom and that's what they like. perhaps you should rethink your plan.

                                                                                                      AL


the UofA says 5 to 9 per square foot of water... i don't like to have them that crowded but they do...

Elias in Clinton AR.
White Empordanesa. Black French Marans. White Marans. project Lav Marans. an EE project. dun O.E.G.B. project dun crele O.E.G.B.  white bobwhite quail.  cinnamon and red coturnix quail.

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Elias in Clinton AR.
White Empordanesa. Black French Marans. White Marans. project Lav Marans. an EE project. dun O.E.G.B. project dun crele O.E.G.B.  white bobwhite quail.  cinnamon and red coturnix quail.

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post #6 of 103
Thread Starter 

No Im not going to rethink it. Already thought it. Done.

The idea is raising them til they get 1-1 1/2 lbs. Then harvest some,let others grow bigger,harvest some more,let the rest get bigger and so on.

If you dont believe, then watch my results.

If I try and fail its better than not trying and succeeding.

Cant talk me out of it,read about it and will do it.

We have a micro farm, so naturally growing catfish in a barrel is a next step.


Edited by gmendoza - 1/21/11 at 10:06am

There once was a man from Rock Hill

Who had taken his Depakote pill

He stayed fast asleep

Not one sound, noise, or peep

And had no worries, none zilch and nil.

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There once was a man from Rock Hill

Who had taken his Depakote pill

He stayed fast asleep

Not one sound, noise, or peep

And had no worries, none zilch and nil.

Reply
post #7 of 103

Well, at least it will be easy to shoot them.

post #8 of 103

yuckyuck

I am interested to see how this turns out-- it's something I would def. try.

Two cats, Three dogs, the ever fluctuating flock of chickens, and the DH who is as much supportive as an enabler!
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Two cats, Three dogs, the ever fluctuating flock of chickens, and the DH who is as much supportive as an enabler!
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post #9 of 103

Chicken.Lytle :

Well, at least it will be easy to shoot them.


raising these catfish will be as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.... big_smile

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Crow's Roost Farm

 Seramas, D'anvers, Easter Eggers

We're in the process of assembling our LF Wheaten Ameraucana flock!

NPIP tested flock

Proud member of the SCNA

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post #10 of 103

I will be following very closely.  I live in a neighborhood and am doing alot of micro farming.  Doing square foot gardening w/composting.  We have 7 chickens, getting quail in about a month. So catfish would be awesome.

1 indulgent husband, 5 kids, (1 a precious angel), a 2.5lb yorkie, 7 chickens (easter egger, 2 black Australorpes, 2 red stars, 1 speckled sussex, 1 Rhode Island Red) 2 African leopard tortoises, 1 bunny, a pond of fish and a Nutria, the newest member of our family.  We live in a neighborhood!  Great neighbors!
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1 indulgent husband, 5 kids, (1 a precious angel), a 2.5lb yorkie, 7 chickens (easter egger, 2 black Australorpes, 2 red stars, 1 speckled sussex, 1 Rhode Island Red) 2 African leopard tortoises, 1 bunny, a pond of fish and a Nutria, the newest member of our family.  We live in a neighborhood!  Great neighbors!
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