Aquaponics, Tilapia, and Duckweed

Ok here is another one of those questions I’ve answered many times and this time when I found myself almost typing out a long post again I decided I should do it on my blog to make referring back to it again much easier in the future.



Often the question is like, . . . → Read More: Aquaponics, Tilapia, and Duckweed

Blue Tilapia

Originally posted by TCLynx on AGC, June 11, 2010

I have grown Blue Tilapia but am no longer growing them. I found it too much trouble to keep them warm through the winter without using electricity to heat the water.

Here are excerpts of the article I wrote on them for the Backyard Aquaponics Magazine . . . → Read More: Blue Tilapia

Tilapia Domestic Violence, breeding

This is a follow up to my article about keeping tilapia from breeding.

So now that we have talked about how to stop the fish from breeding, how do you get them to breed when you want them to. I’ve read where people will put two females into a 50 gallon aquarium with one male . . . → Read More: Tilapia Domestic Violence, breeding

Keeping Tilapia from Breeding

Some one asked about breeding fish not too long ago and I realized I haven’t yet talked much about breeding tilapia. Breeding tilapia is easy and the normal question that follows is how do I keep them from breeding? This can be a blessing or a curse in aquaponics so it is best to do . . . → Read More: Keeping Tilapia from Breeding

Tilapia in Aquaponics

Tilapia Dec 29 2008

I only really recommend tilapia in Aquaponics situations where heating and climate control are a given, like indoors or a heated greenhouse or tropical climate. For tilapia to grow well, the water needs to stay above 70 F. Just to keep them alive, one needs to plan on keeping . . . → Read More: Tilapia in Aquaponics

How it all Started 11, Tilapia


Tilapia Fingerlings

May 29, 2008 we got tilapia for our Aquaponics System. About 100 small fingerlings and 3 larger ones as breeders, two female and one male.

They traveled in a cooler with a battery powered bubbler for the hour + drive home from Morningstar Fishermen and did fine for . . . → Read More: How it all Started 11, Tilapia