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Tilapia Breeding

A place to exchange information on breeding tilapia.  How to set up tilapia breeding colonies.  How to sex fish for breeding colonies. What foods are best for breeding pairs and fingerlings.

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Tilapia Source

Started by Jennifer Pankey. Last reply by Zalinda Farms Inc Oct 10, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello I am wondering if anyone knows of someone who sells large amounts of tilapia fingerlings in southern California. They must be Mossambica due to state regulations. I would appreciate any help.…Continue


Started by Phil Slaton Jun 3, 2015. 0 Replies

The barrels in the back of the 6-IBC grow out tanks are 2-media filters, 1 lava rock filter and on the extreme left, the sump.  Aeration is provided to each individual IBC.  Since my heart surgery…Continue

tilapia for sale

Started by john mark. Last reply by Jeff Fultz Apr 13, 2015. 3 Replies

hi , i live in farmington michigan and am looking to buy some blue tilapia does any one have any 2-3 inch ones for sale.thanksjohn markContinue

tilapia eating eggs

Started by Kevin R.. Last reply by Jeff Fultz Apr 13, 2015. 4 Replies

can someone give advice on a tilapia breeding/hatching tilapia breed about once every couple months but fail to get thru the entire process.they lay the eggs, they are fertilized, they…Continue

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Comment by Dave & Yvonne Story on August 6, 2012 at 8:47pm

I am aware that many claims are made during the sales process.

If you want to believe the claims on the internet.. that is up to you.

I prefer to be skeptical. To me it is not logical to think that wild fish are pure


Comment by Stuart Polkinghorne on August 6, 2012 at 7:49pm

mossambicus.. is that that most would go with?  It is what it sort of looks like with the yellow in the tail and being pink, it's the black that confused me.....and it does look like some albino too...

Comment by Jon Parr on August 6, 2012 at 7:16pm
Really David? There are many sources for pure strain tilapia. I have pure strain mossambicus and aureus, and a male hornorum. Really the only pure strain difficult to find is o. hornorum, and they are available to us (for a premium) as males only so that the few breeders (kellen is one if them) can maintain control.
Comment by Dave & Yvonne Story on August 6, 2012 at 6:56pm

I thought all tilapia are mix-breeds. the only pure bloods that I know are Sara and Kellen's Blues.I have a few from my colony.

Comment by Annika Wallace on August 6, 2012 at 6:17pm

It resembles a red.  We did some research and that is what it looks like is used for the all male hybrid

Comment by Bob Campbell on August 6, 2012 at 6:01pm

Those colors are a gang symbol and this looks like an albino from the Dantes Albino gang.  They have been know to chase other fish just for fun and are wanted for harassment in 14 tanks.  Don't mess with these fish or they will put a contract out on you!  Sorry I'm just having fun.   It sorta looks like an albino, It's definitely got the tillapia shape, but it looks like it lost is color.  Poor thing - it's not going to be very attractive during mating.

Comment by Stuart Polkinghorne on August 6, 2012 at 4:36pm

Can anyone tell me what kind of talapia this one is?

I caught it at a fish farm and put it in my mother in laws tank with 2 others not this colour, it bullied the others to to the point I had to remove them.

It's about 5 inch long.

Comment by Hydroponics Curacao on July 30, 2012 at 9:45pm

What pond size should I get for growing tilapias in?

Comment by Randall Wimbish on July 21, 2012 at 9:28pm

Well actually, the missing body parts I described were on live swimming fry-fingerlings when I received them. I still have a couple of them alive with one eye but no deaths today.  This experience has given me the excuse to shut down the original small experimental  h.p, system that led me on this journey and start another 60 gallon A.P. system inside my garage with the high intensity lighting for winter salad type plants. I removed 30 small Tilapia out of the aquarium and placed them in the new tank. I have 16 others that I re homed in a sump tank on another system. The aquarium still has a huge amount and they are really growing fast. so time to start harvesting my one year olds and put more fingerlings in the main 150 gallon tank..


Comment by Dave & Yvonne Story on July 18, 2012 at 7:03pm


thank you for sharing your experience.

The problem with this site is some people do not have experiences. They read part of one article and they are transformed into experts.


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