Tilapia

Tilapia

Aquaponics which has become a very popular way of gardening and  Tilapia are the fish of choice for many reasons. They grow very fast, can tolerate hot summer months in relatively smaller containers, a good food source and a great source of fish waste.  Tilapia are one of the best producers of fresh fertilizer by way of their waste.

Because they are great algae eaters they are also a good addition to your pond. Tilapia will eat decaying plants and algae they find in your pond. You do not have to worry about them upsetting or competing with  other pond fish like Koi or goldfish. But remember they can not handle temperatures below 58 in the winter.

The Mozambique variety of Tilapia are native to South Africa.

This species has become very important to agriculture in tropical and subtropical areas around the Globe. They are gray to olive above; dull yellow to gray-green on side; yellow below. Young have 6-8 black bars on side. Breeding males are mostly black, often with mottling or an iridescent blue tinge; throat and cheeks conspicuously white; dorsal fin black with red border; caudal fin with red distal border; pectoral fins red; with blue upper lip.

Tilapia are omnivorous

Tilapia are omnivorous and feed mostly on planktonic algae and other aquatic plants. They also will consume aquatic insects and isopods. They will also thrive on 32 percent protein or better fish food.

This species can withstand water temperatures up to 105 degrees. But will often die off in water below 53 degrees.  One of the most adaptable fish species among all fish. They are very tolerant of very low dissolved oxygen levels. This species can live in salt, brackish or fresh water and are now found across the globe in subtropical climates.

They usually obtain weights of 2 ½ pounds in the first year of growth. In lakes where water remains warm 5 pound fish are common. The average life span is 11 years but they are of an eatable size in as little as 6 months.

This species will reproduce continually in water with temperatures above 68 degrees. They are maternal mouth-brooders, carrying fertilized eggs in the mouth. Which means that the female will hold the eggs in her mouth until they hatch. A male will establish a territory which if a willing female approaches he will circle. The female releases numerous eggs, then turns and collects them in her mouth, as well as the milt deposited by the male; thus fertilizing the eggs. This act is repeated until 100-400 eggs are laid, the number depending on size of the female. Once spawning is complete the female is chased out of the territory by the male, who proceeds to court other females. For the next 11-12 days, the female will incubate the eggs while remaining hidden. At the end of the incubation period, the female releases the swimming larvae from her mouth. For 4-8 days, the young remain near the female in a school, and will return to her mouth or cluster around her head when threatened.

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Pond Fish Type: Tilapia
Pond Supply/Pond Fish: Tilapia Fish For Ponds and Aquaponics
Source: Sunland Water Gardens
Author: Jacklyn Rodman
Also See: Pond Fish; Tilapia

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2 Responses to "Tilapia"

  1. Hello,

    This is Ivan, I want to buy about 200 baby tilapia for my pond. Could you give me a quote? Thanks.

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