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Tilapia Growers

Aquaponists who are growing their plants with tilapia

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Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2021

Lists of Places to Buy Tilapia

Mail Order in the U.S.

The Aquaponic Source -



The Aquaponic Source - - pickup available in Boulder, CO


This last one is also interesting in the fact that they raise Jatropa plants which are somewhat aquaponically raised. These plants make a high grade of bio diesel. In fact they claim to get 830+ gallons of biofuel per acre of land.

This last link will send you Tilapia as long as you can prove your State will allow them.

It is a list of approved Fish suppliers in California by County
Jeff Givan

I purchased my tillapia fingerlings from edgar sanchez at unlocksmith
he sells breders and mixed sex fingerlings, nice guy his website is tilapia farming at home. He also offers a 75% discont on breeders if you are the first person to find out the rules for bring his type of tilapia into your state
I also purchased Blue Tilapia fingerlings from Rex his email is rrains@hotmail .com anouther nice guy usually has a ad on ebay.
In either case they were shipped via mail over several states I only lost one baby
I have breeders in the basment hopefully I will be having some for slae in the next couple of months pure strian blue and alsoT. hornorum X mossambica cross. This cross acording to what I have read shoud produce 98% male. This would be a a on a small scale.
Before you get any fish make sure you can have them where you live.
The U.S may be the home of the free but no when it comes to keeping tilapia.
Many people catch blue tilapia in ponds and canals as far as a free source. If you would like to buy them, only place I know of without an aquaculture permit here is Morning Star Fishermen.

They can sell Blue Tilapia but they don't ship so you have to go visit, bring an ice chest or other tank and a bubbler for the drive. They were very nice and showed me how to check gender of the fish (once they are big enough.) I have never been to one of their classes or workshops though.

Discussion Forum

Can I eat My Tilapia

Started by Jeff S. Last reply by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. Mar 16, 2016. 3 Replies

I had a power outage and lost 47 lbs of Tilapia to lack of oxygen. Are they still edible? If so how do I store them while waiting to fillet them? Seems like all the big ones died.Continue


Started by Phil Slaton. Last reply by Bruce Fulton Jan 27, 2015. 3 Replies

Huck’s Fishing Hole is a Tilapia fish breeder and hatchery. We are one of the very few Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife licensed/registered Aqua Farms authorized to breed, hatch,…Continue

Tilapia dying after PH spike

Started by David Langham. Last reply by David Langham Jan 12, 2015. 5 Replies

I am also a Aquaponics newbie.  I read Sylvia's book and dove in last October.  Everything was great until a couple weeks ago when I expanded my system.  I added a 3'x5' DWT to my system which is a…Continue

Tilapia dying in my tank!!

Started by Nate. Last reply by Phil Slaton Nov 22, 2014. 6 Replies

Hi, I'll give the whole rundown, and I'd love it if anyone can help me figure out what the problem with my system is..I am very new to aquaponics and I've set up a new system after reading through…Continue

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Comment by David Gallentine on January 10, 2016 at 11:17pm

I sell Tilapia here in Florida,

Comment by Phil Slaton on May 30, 2015 at 6:40pm

Sorry that I have been away.  I had 4-way bi-pass surgery.  I have to sell my fish business - IBCs - $50.00 each or make offer.  Pure strain Blue Tilapia fingerlings 1 plus inches at $1.00 each or make offer.  Phone inquiries welcome, ask for Phil Three Six Zero-Six Nine Seven-7880.  I live in Poulsbo, Washington.

Comment by Phil Slaton on November 23, 2014 at 3:07pm

Come on over and join West Coast Tilapia.  We look forward to your input!

Comment by Phil Slaton on November 21, 2014 at 9:53pm

I get rid of big, aggressive fish.  I sell them on Craigslist for food or ponds at $4.99 each.

Comment by David Demner on November 21, 2014 at 9:33pm
Mine is 127 Gal with 5 females. Works well.
Comment by Phil Slaton on November 21, 2014 at 8:39pm

I use 100 gallon tanks for my breeders that I get off Craigslist.  One breeder tank is a whopping 175 gallon.

For the fry I use a few 55 gallon tanks, but mostly larger.

Again, all gotten off of Craigslist.

Comment by Jim Joy on November 21, 2014 at 8:10pm

What size tank do you use for breeding one male and four female tilapia?  I thought 55 gallons was pretty big at first, but after nine months, it is getting a bit crowded.  Suggestions are appreciated.

Comment by Pam DeLong on August 4, 2014 at 1:53pm

I have a pair of very productive Blue Tilapia. If anyone in/around Tucson would be interested in buying some babies, I'm selling my smallest (about 3/4") for $1 each. They are growing quickly. I also have quite a few that are 3" or better...will sell them at $3.50 each.

And that's just from my smaller indoor tanks! I discovered the group I have in the large stock tank out back have been busy too! I have no idea how many I now have out there!

If you are interested in buying, I live on the East side and can meet with you near Craycroft/Golf LInks, or half-way between your place and mine depending on distance..

You can email me through this forum, or text (520-678-0984).

Thank you!

Comment by Stuart Polkinghorne on June 10, 2014 at 4:23pm

Your tanks sound way to small for breeding. I use 115 gal tanks  but most use 80 and up. They also like places to hide eg PVC pi[es.

Yes the will be very aggressive if more than one is make.

Comment by Pablo on June 9, 2014 at 8:45pm

anybody knows about growning tilapia with shripms/prawns or any other.



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