hey guys does anybody know where i can get fingerling blue tilapia locally here in michigan. i live in farmington. i tried ken at aquagrowers in livonia he did not have any. found a place out of state but too much for shipping. any help appreciated.
I have blue Tilapia (I think). Never confirmed it. I'm in Garden City.
Your profile says you're in Fla. Are you living in Mi. now?
Ditto here, I am looking for a source for fingerlings, a couple of dozen, will keep a couple pairs inside for some more fingerlings, I have several big aquariums inside. So will winter some broodstock. Looking for Blues, and any other good aquaponic strain. Cant afford the Sikes stuff.
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I have some in the Grand Rapids area if you get out this way.
I found this site that I was thinking of ordering some from ,
There are any number of sources, shipping finesse is the big thing.
Yaacov We chatted last year. I still have Tilapia if you need them in Garden City.
I dont know of a source here in MI, but here is one not so far away and they have Blues besides the others. So maybe you can become THE source for Blues in MI .
Hi Jeff, I missed your reply before I did.
Contact this guy.
I saw no one had responded to this, so have one for you to check out. I havent bought from them yet, but intend to, I have emailed back and forth with them. https://lakewaytilapia.com/Live_Tilapia_For_Sale.php
Check them out. I would rather buy from someone a ouple states away who knows how to ship then from someone down the road who doesnt have a clue. Good luck.
Nice site. Lots of options. I would go with an inch or larger. Keep in mind it will be hard to justify the cost long term unless you start breeding them and that's easy to do. A 1 pound fish only yields less than 1/2 pound of meat and you don't get a 1 to 1 ratio on food to fish weight.
Larger is hardier, they have larger food holding capability and can withstand shipping better. Even 1" is pushing it if they lay over. I can tell better after an order and will surely post here how it turns out. I plan to get an order next week.
I will have some this fall, cant help you before then.