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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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Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2017

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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 Randall Wimbish on October 6, 2013 at 7:13pm

Stuart. I was wondering why it has to be "Indian" almond? I have an almond tree in my backyard that is on grafted "Peach" tree rootstock. I was thinking about chopping it down because of poor production.

Comment by Stuart Polkinghorne on October 6, 2013 at 9:49am

Just wondering if anyone has looked into using Indian almond leaf in their tanks. As I haven't found any thing about using them with Tilapia but from what I have read they could be very use to us in the tropics where they are found.

Comment by Kellen Weissenbach on August 8, 2013 at 12:06am

Hi Randall - If you mean certified as in do we have a disease free certificate, then yes.  Our hatchery stock is inspected according to OIE/AFS standards by a fully credentialed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Ours happens to be the regional USDA-APHIS fisheries Veterinarian for our area).  We provide some insight as to why this process is so important to tilapia growers (including small scale backyard growers) in the right hand margin here:

Ask just about any other so-called "tilapia hatchery" if they have a disease free certification, and your answers will vary from "what's that" to an emphatic "nope".  Basement tilapia vendors (which there are a ton of these days) rarely even know that these inspections exist, and the few that do aren't willing to spend the large amount of money and time involved with having them done... particularly every year.  A legit and reputable tilapia hatchery who is concerned with the quality of their stock, compliance with state and federal laws and overall disease prevention will know exactly what you are talking about, and provide you a copy of theirs without hesitation... and probably with a bit of pride.  We provide ours on our website for the world to see.

Dave - Thanks again for your vote of support.  It means a lot, and is very appreciated. :)

Comment by Dave & Yvonne Story on August 7, 2013 at 9:02pm

now you see why I like Kellen and Sara

Never met them

Never talked to them

Did email a lot

Comment by Randall Wimbish on August 7, 2013 at 8:40pm

I guess I really don't. I was just reading past message posts and being curious. Then I went to the White Brook web site and answered my own questions that were in my head.  I had some doubt about the fish I have in my breeder tank. After looking at the photo's on White Brook's site I  am a little more comfortable about my fish not being total bastards. However, the best dog my family ever had was a mutt.

Comment by Dave & Yvonne Story on August 7, 2013 at 7:56pm

Who do you want to do the certification?

Comment by Randall Wimbish on August 7, 2013 at 7:50pm

Kellen, do you have certified pure Mozambique tilapia fingerlings?

Comment by Kellen Weissenbach on August 5, 2013 at 10:01am

Thanks for the recommendation Dave. :)

Comment by Dave & Yvonne Story on August 5, 2013 at 4:42am

I suggest Kellen and Sarah Weissenbach. good clean fish and great people to help you learn


Comment by Anselmo Torres on August 5, 2013 at 4:25am
Who has tilapia for sale?

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