Live Tilapia for Sale perfect for Aquaponics Call 541 520 3904

Tilapia are the perfect fish for indoor aquaculture and aquaponics. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system combining traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water). In this symbiotic environment, the plants filter out effluents that normally would accumulate in the water and increase toxicity for the fish. 
We offer the best competitive prices in the country all natural male and females or NMT on request. we sell Oreochromis mossambicus Mozambique tilapia, and the hybrid there of Hawaiian gold, Oreochromis niloticus Nile Tilapia and Oreochromis aureus blue Tilapia often refered to as Sarotheradon aureus. Blue tilapia are not allowed in Oregon and California.

Unlike carnivorous fish, tilapia can feed on algae or any plant-based food. This reduces the cost of tilapia farming, reduces fishing pressure on prey species, avoids concentrating toxins that accumulate at higher levels of the food chain and makes tilapia the preferred "aquatic chickens" of the trade.

Because of their large size, rapid growth, and palatability, tilapiine cichlids are the focus of major farming efforts, specifically various species of Oreochromis, Sarotherodon, and Tilapia, collectively known colloquially as tilapia. Like other large fish, they are a good source of protein and popular among artisanal and commercial fisheries. Most such fisheries were originally found in Africa, but outdoor fish farms in tropical countries, such as Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Indonesia, are underway in freshwater lakes. In temperate zone localities, tilapiine farming operations require energy to warm the water to tropical temperatures. One method uses waste heat from factories and power stations.

China is the largest tilapia producer in the world, followed by Egypt.[31]

In modern aquaculture, wild-type Nile tilapia are not too often seen, as the dark color of their flesh is not much desired by many customers, and because it has a bit of a reputation of being a trash fish associated with poverty. On the other hand, they are fast-growing and give good fillets; leucistic ("Red") breeds which have lighter meat have been developed and these are very popular.

Hybrid stock is also used in aquaculture; Nile × blue tilapia hybrids are usually rather dark, but a light-colored hybrid breed known as "Rocky Mountain White" tilapia is often grown due to its very light flesh and tolerance of low temperatures.

Commercially grown tilapia are almost exclusively male. Cultivators use hormones, such as testosterone, to reverse the sex of newly spawned females. Because tilapia are prolific breeders, the presence of female tilapia results in rapidly increasing populations of small fish, rather than a stable population of harvest-size animals.

Other methods of tilapia population control are polyculture, with predators farmed alongside tilapia or hybridization with other species.
A closed system does not pollute the natural environment the plants feed the fish oxygen and the fish feed the plants..
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (FAO) in 2011, worldwide Nile tilapia production was estimated at 2,790,350 tons with an estimated worth of $4.5 billion. The majority of tilapia production occurs in China, followed by Egypt. However, tilapia culture is growing rapidly in America.
Tilapia are omnivores and can feed on algae and other plants. Feeding tilapia a plant-based diet reduces the cost of farming while also reducing fishing pressure on prey species, making production more sustainable. Contrary to a carnivorous diet, rearing tilapia as herbivores avoids concentrating toxins that accumulate at higher levels of the food chain and makes tilapia the preferred "aquatic chickens" of the trade. (Maclean, 1984)
No sales tax and we guaranteed live delivery. We include starter fish food and a Duckweed start with every order. Our fish are all natural hormone free.

Green Hill Gardens
89258 Green Hill Rd Eugene, Oregon 97402 phone 541 520-3904
Email fdavidster@gmail.com

No sales tax and we guaranteed live delivery. We include starter fish food and a Duckweed start with every order.
The perfect fish for Aquaculture with 5,000 years experience
 
 
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