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So i've found myself researching for about a week now for new fish to raise in my aquaponics system. I really would like to raise blue nile tilapia, but texas law says i have to pay $250 for a stupid permit every two years. It's not to bad if your doing this as a commercial business but this is just a backyard project so no intentions on making profit as of now. Soooo, i looked at the gold tilapia and they are legal in Texas, but they don't do so well in the winter time and running a heater can be costly in a greenhouse. My question now is what other freshwater fish are out there that are edible. The water temps around here can reach into the lower 40's winter and high 100's F come summer. I've looked at the barramundi, but getting my hands on one in the US alone seems next to impossible. I also looked into the Rio Grand Cichlid, i hear they are tasty, but they can be territorial and sometimes kill each other...if anyone has experience with these fish let me know how they are. Also if anyone has any other type of fish species they'd like to throw out there, please speak up ( no catfish species please ). PS if you have links of fish vendors for a particular species you recommend, please post them. God Bless Mean and Green