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I like to share this information because may be somebody will find it helpful. 

I went to Saudi Fish Research Center in Jeddah, KSA to get some Tilapia for my apuaponic system.  They have given me about Tow Hundreds 1.5 inch young  tilapia (free), thanks to them.  But the tilapias had been living in Saltwater and I do not know for how many generations.  I used a 30 gallon bucket to  transport the tilapia to my home.  At home I took out half of the salt water then I refilled the bucket with  fresh water.  I waited for 30 minutes then I repeated the same procedure.  I did this four times then I transferred all tilapias to my aquaponic 500g tank.  It has been a week now and they seem healthy and happy.

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Tough fish.

Hello,

Hope you have received the Duckweed I sent.  The driver I sent to ship to you lost the receipt and I could not track the package to see if it was delivered.  Please let me know.

Thanks

 

Todahy I have received the Duckweed and I have placed them  in a small container and I have used water from my fish tank.  Thank you very much my new friend.

I wasn't aware that Tilapia could be raised in salt water.

I did not know either and I was surprised when I found out because I need them for aquaponic system.  Then they told me what to do. 

The research center is located next to the shore for easy access to water.  As you know original Tilapia is from the Nile which end up at the Mediterranean sea.  At that point they get to live in a mix environment and some time in a 100% salt water.  But at the end they are really tough fish.

I bet they would be quite tasty in salt water.



Jeff Sullivan said:

I wasn't aware that Tilapia could be raised in salt water.

in the philippines, i grew up beside a salt water river which is the source of water for many tilapia and tiger prawn ponds... tilapias are very hardy as they can survive in both salt and fresh water, same with gourami and cat fish



Yusuf Mario Germino said:



Jeff Sullivan said:

I wasn't aware that Tilapia could be raised in salt water.

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