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I noticed on several of the tilapia I got last week seemed to be a bit lethargic and will not eat like the rest of the fish. When I looked at them closer, I noticed 4 of the fish have some kind of snotty film on their eyes. Anyone ever run into this before?

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Hey, I got the same issue as yours few weeks ago with one of my tilapia. The eye was covered with what looks like a 'white film'. I separated the fish into a different tank and uses a new water and few days later it died. So I'm not sure how to treat the  tilapia, but willing to listen to some solution for future reference. 

Salt treatment is about the only thing really appropriate for fish you might eat in a system using bio-filtration.

Only one of the fish did not make it. The others seem to be doing fine. I've salted a bit and that seemed to help. Randall, I think your friend is right as the bag contained 3lbs of tilapia. The supplier said that the bag could hold 6lbs.... I think next time, I will ask for more bags....

Does anybody know if it is safe to consume  the fish that has this problem?

Should be, we consume many fish that are on their way out and have yet to develop a third eye.

syazwan said:

Does anybody know if it is safe to consume  the fish that has this problem?

Haha. Thanks. 

matthew ferrell said:

Should be, we consume many fish that are on their way out and have yet to develop a third eye.

syazwan said:

Does anybody know if it is safe to consume  the fish that has this problem?

I thought about this when I had a fish disaster when moving my AP systems from Colorado to Nebraska. Then I looked back on all those fishing days when dead fish would be on a stringer  for a day or in the cooler for a weekend and decided no problemo.  I did process the fishies quickly this time and cooked them right off. I had cooked tilapia every day for 10 days after that event.

It's always good when you can eat the evidence of your mistakes.

So true...so true.

From what I can tell they did. All fish are very active now and seem to be doing fine.

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