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Aquaculture 005

Aquaculture – Tilapia

Red breast and blue available. (Tilapia rendalli and oreochromis mossambicus)
There are various sizes still in the tanks. Fish kept in Greenhouse (30 000l system) interconnected
recirculating system and water sterilised with ozone, thus 100% disease free.
Fish fed 50% organic diet (duckweed, earthworms, green leaves) and tilapia pellets.

Tilapia Rendalli available sizes

These fish are quite exceptional. Growth almost as fast as the traditional blue tilapia (mossambicus), but it makes up for slower growth in being able to entirely feed on vegetation.
This really offsets allot of input costs ie. in reducing the necessity for expensive commercial feed. Then they have the added advantage of being profusely fecund in their capacity to proliferate. Females could lay many thousands of eggs each breeding season and thus they are known as substrate brooders and then the parents look after the fry and protect them, not known in devouring the eggs and fry as other fish are known to do.

Very palatable fish, firm white flesh with no bones, a very large fillet is obtainable from this fish. The added advantage is that these fish are almost exclusively vegetarian and in an aquaponic setup, you thus know exactly what your food fish ate and what is going into your body. South African Angling record just shy of 3kg's.

  • Fingerlings (2cm-8cm) = R10,00 ea
  • Juveniles & Sub-adults (9cm-15cm) = R25,00 ea
  • Adults 16cm and larger = R70,00 ea

Blue tilapia (oreochromus mossambicus)

Traditional South African tilapia, known for its breeding and capacity and good growth. A natural predator, will feed on insects and small fish, as well as a somewhat vegetarian diet. Good palatable fish, firm flesh, no bones in fillet. These fish have South African angling record of almost 5kg. Mooth brooders, not as prolific as the Tilapia species, but one male takes several females each breeding season and thus adult fish ratio's are very beneficial.

  • Fingerlings (2cm-8cm) = R10,00 ea
  • Juveniles & Sub-adults (9cm-15cm) = R20,00 ea
  • Adults 16cm and larger = R30,00 ea

Blue tilapia Red colour (Hawain Gold)

Different colours, variant from the normal oreochromus mossambicus species, same characteristics.  Colour gives impression of a sea water fish similar too red roman, different from the grey to green of normal fresh water river fish. Visually thus appealing to the fish connoisseur.

  • Adults = R60,00 ea
  • Fingerlings = R25,00 ea
Tilapia LBP 15
Tilapia LBP 13
Tilapia LBP 12
Tilapia LBP 14