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.
Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2021
Started by Jennifer Pankey. Last reply by Zalinda Farms Inc Oct 10, 2015. 1 Reply 0 Likes
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 0 Likes
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
Started by john mark. Last reply by Jeff Fultz Apr 13, 2015. 3 Replies 0 Likes
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
Started by Kevin R.. Last reply by Jeff Fultz Apr 13, 2015. 4 Replies 0 Likes
can someone give advice on a tilapia breeding/hatching question.my tilapia breed about once every couple months but fail to get thru the entire process.they lay the eggs, they are fertilized, they…Continue
Does anyone here noticed if there is an effect of the day length on the size of tilapia's gonads?
ah ok.. thanks Randall... i thought there was something specific.
Thanks Randall... what do you mean by red food coloring?
Identifing tilapia for reproduction
I have 15 tilapias and just separated 3 to a new aquarium with the purpose of reproduction.
I placed here what i thought could be a male and 2 females, however, I have been analyzing their behavior and i am a bit confused, so i took few videos in order to place the question in few groups.
If anybody can help me i will appreciate.
Details of system:
Width: 1 foot
Height: 16 inches
Length: 30 inches
Volume: 94 Liters = 25 US gallons
Temp: 27 Celsius = 80 Fahrenheit
You will see 3 tilapias:
1. Largest one
2. Sort of like singular colour, with fins black/metallic
and Pectoral fins redish.
3. It has more black lines along the body. Smaller of the 3.
#2 seems pretty aggressive and chasing the other two.. They have actually jumped out of the aquarium.
there is mouth fight, especially between #1 and #2,
#3 seems to be chased more than any, though #2 chased #1 even though is bigger.
I am starting to think that 1 and 2 could be males, so i am looking for some insights from all of you.
Thanks in advance.
Link Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=306CUSlxNkQ&feature=youtu.be
Okay everyone. my male is just very lazy he did not dig a hole/ pit but instead let them in his pvc and one of my females now has eggs in her mouth.
$14.00 a lb for 1-4 inch fingerlings is very reasonable. I bought some of mine for almost $2.00 a piece and it is cost prohibitive for what I plan to do which is raise them for food for us and cook or dehydrate them for chicken feed.
I do not have a radio flow filter. I have an in ground koi pond 300 gallon for my sump that pumps into my fish tank and then directly into my grow beds so they would be pumped into the gravel if any had been hatched.
I did not put any PVC or hiding places in my tanks past summer. Also I keep the water between 68-74 with the help of solar heat and wood heat and a heat exchanger. It would be very difficult to keep the water in the upper 70's and 80's through the winter and I do not want to burn that much wood... So I have a large aquarium in my house for the breeders. The first time I placed the first batch in the tank they bred with in a week...
I just tried to find the name of the mountains. I will pick-up a Geodesic Survey (topo map) tomorrow. I should know the name. I have topos of the area, but they are in my RV behind me.
Those are mountains. on the right is a pass that leads down into a valley and on to the Rio Grande. You need to stop on out.
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