Friday, May 13, 2011
The Fish are Trained
The main purpose of an aquaponics system is growing plants.
The fun part of aquaponics is feeding the fish.
When I first got my fish, they ignored chow time. I'd toss pellets in the tank, and there'd be no sign anyone was in there.
Now that I've got a cover on the tank, I only ever lift the cover when I'm about to feed the fish. When I lift up the lid, I find them waiting for me near the surface. Once the pellets hit the water, the water comes alive. In seconds, the fish have snatched all the pellets from the water's surface.