In March we put 25x 1 and 2 inch fish into a shallow 1,200 gallon pool. In June and July we netted 500 new fry. Thanksgiving Weekend we held our first major fish harvest and netted 400 3 to 6 inch fish. Not bad for our first year of grow out.
P.S. The smaller ponds are harder to maintain safe water temperatures for tilapia then larger water bodies, The water temp when we netted these fish was 65 degrees. At the same time the adjacent 5000 gallon pond was 72. We are going to maintain this pond over the winter. More information to follow regarding our first attempt to maintain large grow outs. Wish us luck.