Start Tilapia Farming

Tilapia has found its way from Oriental restaurants to grocery stores and restaurants in the U.S. That is to say that a market exists for those wanting to raise tilapia commercially. How? We have a basic guide to tilapia farming that includes topics on the most commonly used system to raise tilapia and the parameters that must be controlled to effect maximum yield.

Due to the popularity and ethnic group demand for tilapia cuisines in Oriental restaurants in the U.S., large volumes of frozen tilapias are being shipped to the country from abroad.

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Now, tilapia has become an established seafood item in the country. It is found in seafood restaurants and some grocery stores. Live fish are found in farmers market and stores with live tanks.

Raising tilapia can be simple or complex depending on how strict or lenient a breeder wants to apply his fish growing strategy. He can exercise stringent control over water quality and food supply to affect greater yield, or leave most of the fish growing process to nature. To start, a farmer can buy tilapia fingerlings and raise them until they are the size that can be sold or he can breed his own stock.

The most common tilapia genus raised commercially is Oreochromis. Generally, tilapias feed on almost all food sources and can thrive solely on pellets, but they could do well if fed with a few vegetables, aquatic plants and meat. A breeder can grow tilapias in ponds, tanks or cages.

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They say pond culture is the most commonly employed method employed because it is one of the best and requires less capital requirement. That is because for a fish farm to be profitable, it must produce the greatest yield in the smallest area available at the minimum cost. More complex methods of fish growing are the most effective, but they are also costly. The challenge for a breeder is to find the system that yields the most at the most cost effective way.

Tilapia Culture in Ponds

Ponds cost less to construct than, say tanks, and allows natural biological productivity to occur in the system. Further, it allows innovation such as the use of cages or net enclosures to allow more efficient collection and growing of fry. However, in the pond system where there are no predators, overpopulation is a tendency. Over population puts pressure in the system and could retard the growth of the fish to its maximum potential.

Fish Farming Parameters

Critical to any tilapia production system are the levels of dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, pH, and nitrogen compounds present in water as well as temperature. These parameters must be maintained as tilapia feeds are introduced into the system. Pond culture relies on natural process to convert wastes present in it. But as fish growth increases (which results to higher stocking densities and feed requirement), additional aeration and water exchange must be done to maintain required parameters.

You can learn more about Tilapia Fish Farming by Watching this Video.

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  • AE said on March 17, 2009
    Can one convert a swimming pool to a tilapia farm (using the existing pool filtration and water movement)?
  • Benjamin Ramos said on March 20, 2009
    I have property in Costa Rica with a water stream so clean. i would like to have more info on tilapia farming. Thank You
  • pocholo mercado said on March 30, 2009
    i need to know how to start the fishpond of tilapia, do i need to filter the newly build pond or i can automatically drop the the fish?
  • Evans agbemafle said on May 11, 2009
    I am about starting tilapia fish farming and would like to have much information on tilapia farming - from Ghana.
  • megan mcvay said on May 12, 2009
    i have property in Costa Rica, there is a large stream i would like more info on how to dam our stream and how to start tilapia farming..Thank You.
  • serina hearn said on June 14, 2009
    I am very interested in the answer to Question 1. Can one convert a swimming pool to raising tilapia and use the filtration system? This pool is located in the West Indies.
  • Martin Acquaye said on June 16, 2009
    I want to start fish farming in Ghana, West Africa. Please enlighten me about how to start it. I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of using concrete walled pond in an area where there's no water in the ground.
  • Jordan Abu said on July 3, 2009
    I am very interested in answer to question no. 8 since I am in Ghana. I will also like to know the advantages and disadvantages of using land in an area where there in no water in the ground
  • Al Rosado said on July 14, 2009
    I am in initial stages of researching the start-up costs, profitability and any pertinent information for starting a Tilapia farm in Central America. Any information available would be appreciated.
  • julio villegas said on July 18, 2009
    i want to start tilapia fish pond in Cardona Rizal. This is a stagnant place with waterlily plants are growing since long time but i don't know if the government will give me permissions. i am an OFW, i am planning to retire and my retirement fees i want to invest in this field.
  • John said on August 9, 2009
    I am looking at starting up a tilapia fish farm, how do you find the buyers in the USA.
  • Chu Yang said on August 13, 2009
    I live in Georgia and I would like to start a tilapia farm. How do I go about to get info as how to start and where or who do I get the fish from? Please email me at:
  • itoro ekpe said on August 20, 2009
    please if you have information on how i can start fish farming. send info to, i'll be glad if you did
  • Joe said on August 23, 2009
    I am interested in starting tilapia farming in Ghana. I will greatly appreciate it if you would send me the answers to questions 8, 13, 14, 15
  • tonukari sunday said on September 25, 2009
    please send me the list of things needed to start fish business in nigeria on a small plot of land. where to get the brigs in delta state and good book guard to proceed, get back to me. from sunny
  • mitchell aycock said on October 15, 2009
    i would like to know where i could buy some tilapia fish from. i would like to raise them in a pond i live in n.c
  • Dgrantham said on October 16, 2009
    i am interested in starting tilapia farming please send me information for s.c. area.
  • john beginner adviser said on October 18, 2009
    Those interested to know abt tilapia fingerling production and grow-out, pls email at

  • dongvalete said on October 19, 2009
    Please provide me with the steps in preparing a pond for grow out. Also I need to know the fingerlings' density per square meter until ready for harvest. I have been to a seminar but this things were not clear to me. Thanks for your help.
  • james adotey jnr said on October 25, 2009
    please i want to start tilapia fishing in my community in Ghana, so please provide with information on how to construct the pond and how to start.
  • sally barry said on October 25, 2009
    please i want to know what i need to start a tilapia farming business in senegal and also where i can get the equipment please.
  • bill simmons said on November 13, 2009
    i am considering raising tilapia in the backyard pool. i need to know where to obtain the breeding stock needed to begin. i live in northeast georgia.
  • Mark said on November 17, 2009
    I would like to start Tilapia farming with an idea on hydroponics, what can I grow for my fish and how viable is it? Do you think I can use such a system to run my fish farm? I would like to farm quite intensely.
  • Doug Walker said on November 28, 2009
    I am currently trying to start raising tilapia in a tank in my garage. My issue is finding a business to sell me the fish, my state (Oregon) requires the supplier to jump through a number of hoops most notably, the facility is to be certified free of invasive species before an import permit can be issued. Would you know of any businesses that might be able to qualify?
  • Handoyo said on November 29, 2009
    we are currently running tilapia farm in indonesia. its business prospect is quite good, but having to control the farm ourselves is not easy. How if we do a business venture. We take care of the tilapia farming side (production) and we need business partner to take care of the market in the respected country. Hope by doing that we all can grow together mutually and fruitfully..
  • Handoyo said on November 29, 2009
    drop me email at if you're interested. thanks.
  • Lou said on December 8, 2009
    I am interested in starting tilapia farming In Venezuela, please send me information on the equipment needed, technical information, how to construct a pond, density on different live stage and all the info you consider I might need to write a business plan. Thanks.
  • lilian paris chapler said on January 9, 2010
    Am in Ghana, Accra-the capital. am lilian and i want to start a tilapia farm for business purposes and i need help. i want to know more about them, their feed, the kind of water, medications if necessary. i also want the best environment and temperature.
  • Ed Wenning said on January 10, 2010
    I would like to start up a Tilapia farm on 2-1/2 acre land in SW florida. Does any one have drawing for a inclosed or pond system that I could buy. thanks Ed.
  • dadson dwight said on January 28, 2010
    where can i get tilapia fingerlings to buy in ghana
  • Dennis said on February 1, 2010
    Please, i want to start cage fish farming in the volta lake. How do i start since i am very new to the business and what are the potential problems am likely to encounter in the business. Thank you
  • Emmanuel said on February 3, 2010
    I want to start a tilapia farming in Ghana, please help me start. I have a few questions:
    1)I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of using concrete walled pond in an area where there's no water in the ground.
    2)Appropriate pond sizes based on the number of fish.
    3)Any other information relevant to setup.
    Thanks. Emmanuel
  • Afolabi Oladapo said on February 15, 2010
    I would like to buy catfish brood stock. Where in Nigeria can I get to buy. Thanks a lot. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Ryan said on February 23, 2010
    Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province, South Africa. I want to sell tilapia. Who wants to buy them? Can I export? Can someone please tell me who to contact to sell these. Thank you.
  • Stan Sharpman said on February 24, 2010
    I bought my tilapia fingerlings from White Brook Tilapia Farm. Great fish and about the only place in the country I could find willing to deal with a small buyer.
  • GINA OPPONG said on March 2, 2010
  • Myakanna said on March 8, 2010
    How do I start raising Tilapia in my back yard in tacarigua Trinidad and Tobago
  • Benjamin O'Quaye said on March 17, 2010
    Business location is Accra-Ghana I have 560 feet long of natural water way through my land and will like to raise Tilapia in it. I will dig it out to about 60 feet deep and 40 feet wide. I will then put nets on both sides of the river to prevent the fishes from going up stream. I will like to know where to get the fish or eggs or fingerlings or how o get it all together. Thanks, Ben
  • DAWN BALLO said on March 20, 2010
  • broda said on March 22, 2010
    for fingerlings you may contact godfred lartey gberbie on facebook for directions. Ghana
  • broda said on March 22, 2010
    We diversified into Aquaculture, so far we are doing well, we are encouraging youth to consider this sector, its really a booming stuff! You may contact me on facebook godfred lartey gberbie. Tema Ghana.
  • Richard said on March 22, 2010
    I´m interested in raising a tilapia farming in Central America, Please send me more information at my email:
  • peter kimingi said on March 30, 2010
    I want to start large scale tilapia fish farming in Congo. I am already doing small scale of the same. I want to find out how to make ponds for about 300000 fish, since i have enough land for large ponds. Please find out for me. Regards Peter Kimingi.
  • cynthia Affra said on April 1, 2010
  • J.B.Huberts said on April 10, 2010
    I have a swimming pool to convert to fish farming in Durban South Africa. What is the best species and where do I start?
  • ORLANDO J. said on April 11, 2010
    How much do LIVE TILAPIA SELL FOR? I'm going to start TO BREED TILAPIA and was wondering what's the cheapest price they go for.
  • linus samey said on April 15, 2010
    i need a guide line to start fish farming by a lake in my area in Ghana.
  • dennis no said on April 18, 2010
    i live in missouri usa and have bad moss on our lake and would like to know if these fish will eat it and if i can buy these fish somewhere
  • SEAN WOOTEN said on April 22, 2010
  • Afriyie said on May 18, 2010
    I live in Ghana, west africa..and would want to start tilapia farming ASAP. Please give me careful guidelines on tools, equipment and resources needed to start one on small scale.
  • Mark Mac Rae said on May 18, 2010
    Im in South Africa, I have started a Tilapia pilot project witch has been extremely successful. I am using Ozone and the fish are very very happy, I have just finished my water boiler just before winter i'm very excited, now I can real increase productivity. My waste water goes to veggies and my herbs and they are flourishing as well! I would be very interested in getting involved in setting up other aquaculture farms, I have a ton of knowledge and experience.
  • stanley martins said on May 21, 2010
    the location is nigeria, i will like the procedure in establishing a fish pond in a three plot 50 by 100 each.
  • Gerty said on May 21, 2010
    i want to start a tilapia farm in Ghana west Africa. can you give me some directions on how to start?
  • Bonaranch in DR Congo said on May 22, 2010
    can I grow tilapia in an existing backyard pool? Also, I'm digging a pond 5*10 meter in my other location and if I could just start breeding older tilapia is possible? Thanks. Bonaranch, Katanga, Dem Rep of Congo
  • Johnson in Botswana said on May 28, 2010
    I am about starting tilapia fish farming and would like to have much information on tilapia farming. I live in Botswana, we dont get a lot of rain here, I am intending to trap rain water, use good quality re cycled water to fill up my ponds. I found 2 hectors of land on small hill so I would like to make it a lodge kind of a farm. Could you also send me detail of how I can build ponds that would look natural to make it a tourist attracting lodge. Thank You
  • Mohammed Abu Toiub Belal said on June 1, 2010
    I have a Agro based business i.e. Fisheries, Livestock & Agricultural project, location at the country of Bangladesh, home city i.e. district Lakshmipur, Village-Kalirchar. I like your help in this line in my nearest places. Thank you.
  • Bobby M. Añora said on June 3, 2010
    Attention people of Southern Leyte, if you are planning to grow tilapia I can help you. I am the RDE Coordinator of SLSU-BONTOC and we are producing tilapia seedlings and conducting free seminars to fish farmers. Thank you.
  • Ken Acquaye said on June 16, 2010
    Our company is located in Accra Ghana and we have access to a few ha (approx 6ha) of land in a clay area prone to flooding. The land is relatively flat. Can you advise on how to embark on a fish farming project?
  • ken stern said on June 17, 2010
    SOUL means Supporting the Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn We develop sustainable economic solutions for women to help eliminate the obstacles to education. We are about to start our first tilapia farm in the Jinja district of Uganda. We are considering also raising catfish. Can they be in the same ponds. Is one harder to raise? We would like to have a constant harvest so income can be provided constantly. Is this possible with 3 ponds with a capacity of about 6,000 fish
  • bobby martins said on June 23, 2010
    i am interested in information regarding tilapia farming. i am contemplating the business side of it and would be very happy if anyone could help with all the information i require to undertake the venture.
  • randy brooks said on June 27, 2010
    i have 6 unused hog finishing houses 170 feet long 40 feet wide could put 24 inches of water in them is it feasible. brooks hog farm houston mississippi 38851
  • Emma gyamfi said on June 29, 2010
    I have a 6.3 acre poultry farm and I have a river running through the farm. I am keen on starting a tilapia farm ASAP. Please give me careful guidelines on tools, equipment and resources needed to start one on a large scale
  • Rey Orellana said on July 5, 2010
    I'm looking to start a tilapia farm in the state of florida. I would like to find out any seminar that i may attend
  • 'Yemi Oyinlola said on July 8, 2010
    I already have 4 big ponds in Nigeria, I need your expertise in helping me to have a profitable venture as a fish farmer. Catfish or tilapia will be better. I will be expecting your reply soon. Thanks.
  • ARTEMIO LAWSIN said on July 10, 2010
    Sir/Madam; I am interested to put up a Tilapia Farming in a cement tanks, I have a deep will water motor with cement tank that will supply the cement fish pond. Can you please give me some ideas or feasibility study regarding this Project? Thanks
  • A Boyke said on July 13, 2010
    hi I have a pond and I am really interested in tilapia farming could you send me some information on what I will need to get started, I will like to get started as soon as possible. Thanks Trinidad and Tobago
  • jake said on July 21, 2010
    i am jake macapagal from pampanga i want to start tilapia farm but i dont have any idea how to start can you help me please send me a copy or guidelines how to start tilapia farm thanks
  • Mr Best said on July 21, 2010
    Anyone with questions about tilapia farming please direct specific questions to my email address I will have answers for all your questions
  • Randolph Ebow Essandoh said on July 21, 2010
    I am a tilapia farmer in Ghana engaged in tilapia farming on a river using cages. I would like to know the optimum protein level for tilapia and how to save cost on feed. Thanks
  • SAMUEL AGYEI said on July 21, 2010
  • Corrie said on July 22, 2010
    I am in Northern Virginia, USA...and would love advice on how to get going with tilapia farming. Can I just dig a big hole/small pond and fill it up with water and then stock it with fingerlings after a few weeks of letting the water sit? Does it have to be filtered?
  • Mark Fisher said on July 25, 2010
    Hi, I am based in the UK and would like to know where i can purchase Tilapia fry. Regards Mark
  • Jenny xu said on July 27, 2010
    We can supply frozen tilapia whole round, G&S, Tilapia fillets etc from China, if you have interested in our products, pls feel free to contact me Skype:qingdaojenny
  • madiba Wills said on July 27, 2010
    I would like to start tilapia farming using either ponds and also in house cages in winter due to cold temperatures. Please advice on how can I go about keeping the water suitable for the fish and aerating it.
  • Gary said on August 1, 2010
    I am interested in starting a tilapia farm in Bermuda, using concrete ponds. I appreciate any help you can provide.
  • Kyeyune A. Mutebi said on August 2, 2010
    I would like to know the maximum weight a well fed tilapia can grow in a very well looked after pond and for how long.
  • Jeremy Jones said on August 2, 2010
    Dade City, FL. I would like to start a Tilapia Farm on our property in Central FL. I have about 5 acres to work with and was thinking of digging a pond. How would I get info on how to get started. How many fish could be contained in a certain sized pond and how profitable could a small scale project like this be? Do you have to be pre-qualified, have license, etc. before beginning? In other words, a run-down on how to get started. Is this a full-time job or something that could be done on the side? Any classes in my area available or perhaps job opportunities to get a feel for it first. Thanks. Dade City, FL. Are there any grants available for Tilapis Farming in Central/West Fl?
  • ELVIS said on August 9, 2010
    I want to attend a fish farming seminar Ghana. Could please assist me by directing me to an institution or by giving me a contact number of any of the institutions.Thank you.
  • Chilufya Pikiti said on September 2, 2010
    We have 15 fish ponds and I am interested in reviving them to start fish farming with tilapia. Assist me with modern ways of farming tilapia and how possible is for me to find market overseas for exporting. My farm is in Zambia.
  • Francis waelesi said on September 2, 2010
    I am very much interested in ans to Qtn 83. can you please help me. I am from Solomon Islands, in the Pacific region.
  • Fred Osokam said on September 19, 2010
    I have a large parcel of tropical forest property in the Niger Delta and have heard inquiries from US to supply Tilapia. I need assistance to engineer and construct the ponds, on say one hectare of land. I already have quotes for liquid feeds from biodigesters.
  • Oke Goodluck said on September 27, 2010
    I am interested in tilapia & other scaly fish farming & would like to have much info on them. I intend establishing in Warri/koko in the Niger Delta area of (Delta State) Nigeria.
  • Oke Goodluck said on September 27, 2010
    how do i get info on Valentin Abe's type of (tilapia) fish farming technique as seen on CNN & how do I get in touch with him.?
  • Ronnie Tarat said on November 21, 2010
    I have an ideal sport on my property which I'd like to construct several fish ponds for raising tilapia. I would be very thankful to receive information from experts on all aspects of tilapia farming. I live in the town of Kavieng in Papua New Guinea.
  • Jarvis Nuworsah said on December 6, 2010
    am Jarvis and i want to start a tilapia farm for business purposes and i need help. i want to know more about them, their feed, the kind of water, medications if necessary, the cost build-up for raising 60,000 fingerling into mature tilapia. i also want the best environment and temperature. p: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Michael Piner said on December 9, 2010
    I live in eastern North Carolina and have constructed a tilapia hatchery in my back yard. my goal is to produce 10,000 fingerlings a month. every body keeps asking questions how to get started raising tilapia. My suggestion would be to do it in doors in a 30 gallon aquarium. I recommend contacting a reputable supplier to obtain broad stock. This method of "getting started" is the safest way to protect your minimal investment and in which also gives the possibility of the close attention in which must be paid to breeding process. the fish are inside and protected. If and when your breeding operations are successful, then you can focus your attention to out door grow out facilities. Good Luck! any questions (
  • andy said on December 11, 2010
    I been looking at farming tilapia, my problem is once they get to size 1.5 or better who is out there to buy 10,000 at a time, everyone is selling fingerlings but who are the buyers. I'm in Florida on the west coast. Where do you go to find out the market price, A company needs buyers to sell to, if you could give me this info my farm would get started tomorrow.
  • Jim Brown said on December 18, 2010
    Live in N. Central Texas. Dallas/Ft. Worth. Have a 18'X40' Inground Swimming pool up to 9' deep that holds about 30.000 gallons water that I would love to convert to a catfish/or tilapia Farm. Am considering removing the DE Filter from the tank and use it as merely a water recycling system that would give a certain amount of aeration in the pool. Would have to add an above ground Filtration system. Any suggestions. Email me at
  • The Tilapia Farmer said on December 19, 2010
    30,0000 gallons of water can raise a lot of fish. The problem is finding a supplier of such a large amount of fingerlings at one time. The fingerlings are needed to supply the stocking demand of such a large tank. You should be harvesting your fish in 6 to 8 months. Stocking fish will need to be all male. They must all be stocked at the same time and be generally the same size. By using this stocking method you will get a pretty evenly sized harvest at the end of the grow out cycle. This is critical as to prevent the need to separate the fish at harvest time thus creating stress and stunted growth to the other fish not being harvested at the time. Not to mention the extra work required for mixed sized fish farming method at harvest time. A hatchery must be created before you begin your planning of a grow out facility. Fish farming is to risky to be spending thousands of dollars on fish fingerlings every time you make a fatal error or a mechanical mistake. Indoor breeding is relatively simple.
  • The Tilapia Farmer said on December 19, 2010
    homemade fish filter. you must filter your entire system twice a day. your flow in your system needs to be twelve times that amount. in other words you do not want to cycle the entire pump flow through your homemade biological filter, with this said, now you can size your filter with a 30 minute detention time so if you have 30000 gallons of fish water and you want to filter it twice a day. you need a filter that will handle 60000 gallons per day. with that said we now want to convert it to hours 60,000 gallons divided by 24 hour in a day equals a 2500 gallons per hour filter demand. divide that by 2 so you have 30 minutes of detention time in the biological reactor and simply put. you will need two 1200 gallon tanks one will be a bio reactor and the other will be a clarifyer or settling tank. with a 20 percent water change per day this is all that is needed. however, If a aqua phonics section is added you can recycle 95 percent if the water. any queastions?
  • The Tilapia Farmer said on December 19, 2010
    How to build a biological contactor? First you need to collect all the recyclables you can find. You will need a lot. Second you build a plumbing network of pipes in the bottom of your specially sized bio filter tank. Drill orifaces in pipe network to maximize mixing. This is where the fish water will be induced to the fixed biological growth attached to the media. Now install a over flow or a outlet pipe at the top of your contactor tank. This pipe will flow to the clarifyer, then to the aqua phonics section and eventually back to the fish. Next fill the bio reactor or bio contactor to the top with the recycled plastic bottles cut up in 1 inch rings. This is a lot of work but a little bit of money. Once the filter is activated or working it will take up to 1 month for the biology to grow and properly began clearing the water up. Be patient, It will happen. Once this happens or before it happens you can construct a clarifyer and a aqua phonics bed to further assist the filtration process.
  • The Tilapia Farmer said on December 19, 2010
    Marketing Tilapia Commercially. Any body who proposes to sell large quantities of tilapia needs to consider themselves a professional commercial supplier. If proper permission is obtained through your local agricultural extension (Tilapia are a agricultural product)and/or the fish and wildlife admin. and commercial licenses are obtained. Then selling the fish will be easy. You will know all the health codes, because all the people you will be communicating with, to make all this happen, will give you the information needed to become a professional. You will be involved with the industry. You will know who wants the fish. I know, but first you want to produce the fish. Tilapia possession requires special permission in most areas. Check your local codes before obtaining your fish. Any questions? The Tilapia farmer.
  • john said on December 25, 2010
    i am interested in starting a tilapia farm from scratch. i would like the very basic information on location, tank size, water supply and other info you find necessary. i live close to baltimore md
  • Joseph said on December 26, 2010
    @11. julio villegas, If you have a big backyard you can start a pond using different material. You can build a stone pond. or you can dig a hole and make a pond.
  • Joseph said on December 26, 2010
    @jake on 7/21/2010 3:55:36 AM, you can attend a Tilapia in Tanks in different training center in Manila. it will cost around 2K. or you can can check the internet there are a lot of information you can get.
  • Joseph said on December 26, 2010
    @ARTEMIO LAWSIN, You can make a fish pond using a cement tank. deep well is ok but you have to put more air on the tank (by using Air Pump) it will depend on how large your tank. you can put a tilapia around 4 to 5 days until the tank is clean. You can try to put a fish on the tank after 5 days if the fish die wait again for 2 to 3 days.
  • David Stephen said on January 24, 2011
    I would like to start up aquaculture business i.e. cage tilapia at Batang Ai Hydro Dam in Lubok Antu, Sarawak, Malaysia. Can you kindly help me on the establishment of small scale fish feed mill and production. Thank you.
  • kofi kudufia said on March 1, 2011
    I would like to start up a tilapia farming in a small village of Togo, i am Ghanaian and i have a small family in Togo. Could please help me by setting up a small scale fish farming? Best Regards
  • Nat Wood said on March 10, 2011
    I was consulted to advise on the feasibility of undertaking fish farming venture by a client. i must say that i had no inkling about Tilapia farming until I read your writings on fish farming i.e. construction of ponds through to harvesting among others. This has really put me in the mood to venture into what is seemingly a lucrative business. Would appreciate if you could give more tutorials on Tilapia breeding at my backyard. Best regards
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 10, 2011
    @Nat Wood, Hi Nat Wood, you can start this farm at your backyard and principle remains same as well. You just have to scale accordingly. Here is some insights on seedlings. You need at least 2-30 pair of fish for reproducing in breeding. The ratio of male to female should be 1:4. The bottom of the pond should consist of lime or compost. mostly 16% fish spawn every 6-7 weeks. At the same time the female will release some eggs and the male will fertilize them.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)


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