Triploid Grass Carp are available in Texas and are tightly regulated by the TPWD, so you need a permit to purchase. Grass carp are a tool for management of submerged aquatic weeds like hydrilla, bushy pondweed, coontail, etc.
Mozambique Tilapia are available for lake and pond stocking in Texas without the need for any special permits. Mozambique tilapia are a useful tool for the management of filamentous algae and other potentially nuisance vegetation species.
Triploid grass carp have been imported to the United States and are raised here for the purpose of aquatic weed control. Triploids are sterile, and each fish has been individually tested before final sale.
Grass carp are a great tool for management of submerged aquatic weeds like hydrilla, bushy pondweed, coontail, and other soft-tissue species.
They are not a good choice for most floating weeds, shoreline emergent weeds, or filamentous algae.
Stocking of grass carp requires a permit from the Texas Parks & Wildlife.
The TPWD currently allows the stocking of up to 10 grass carp per surface acre. We stock the 12"+ size triploid grass carp, but smaller grass carp are also available.
Mozambique Tilapia are the only species of tilapia that are legal to stock in private impoundments in Texas without a permit. These fish are a control option for several types of nuisance aquatic vegetation.
They will help to control the following species at adequate stocking rates:
The beauty of these fish is that they will essentially convert nuisance aquatic growth to fish weight and become part of the food chain for top-end predators like largemouth bass, catfish, etc.
Need Mozambique Tilapia?
Carefully consider your source for premium quality, true genetics, solid reputation, and hands-on experience. Whether you’re looking to optimize forage production, control algae/duckweed/etc, or add variety to your fishery, choose the best supplier and you will experience the best results!
We are the leading producer of Texas-raised, mixed-sex, Mozambique Tilapia. We offer mature adult breeders for spring/summer stocking, as well as fall-fingerlings for late season stocking.
From our farm to your fishery, via pick-up at our live fish market or delivered direct by one of our live-haul trucks, we are very proud to provide you with our unique Mozambique Tilapia, the result of more than 10 years of selective breeding and hard work.
Nothing at all. Our fish are packed in heavy duty double bags and cardboard boxes, sealed with oxygen. We provide these "live boxes" at $8 ea. During the extreme heat we recommend hauling fish in cab with A/C. Some folks bring totes or coolers, but these often don't have a lid, allowing stressful sun exposure, and they take up a lot of space. Some folks bring their own livewell. We do not provide any arrive-alive guarantees for folks who use their own livewell systems.
We can pack fish for most any transport duration, just depends on how many we pack per live box. We regularly pack fish for up to 6-8 hours of transport time. Just let us know your transport time and use our bagging system, and you get our arrive-alive guarantee.
To inquire about or to place an order for delivery, please contact Walt at 940-531-2476. Minimum order to qualify for delivery service is $1750 worth of fish.
To inquire about to to place an order for pickup at our market, please contact Todd Overton at 979-571-9481. Text msg preferred.
We do not have an on-line platform for processing fish orders.
To order individual bags of feed, you can use our online store. To order bulk feed, please contact Walt or Todd Overton.
No. 3rd party carriers do not provide a guarantee for any live animal shipments, even if they arrive late. Heavy overnight air packages are very expensive to ship, and the risk of loss is significant. No exceptions.
There is no one size fits all program for ponds. Every scenario is unique. First, start by setting major long term goals for your fishery. We can help you to set the needed short term goals to achieve your long-term vision.
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