Tilapia Oreochromis aureus for Food, Hobby, Gamefish or Aquaponics 1.5″ to 3.5″ size

List: $9.99



HARVEST INFO: We usually have a temporary wait on this species from time to time.  If you order now, your order will ship in the order we get it. You will always get an email when it leaves the farm. We appreciate everyone being patient! Since the start of the Covid pandemic, Arizona Aquatic Nurseries has been one of the most reliable sources for tropical fish, aquatic plants, pond fish, and gamefish in the US, however, we are human ran, every fish must be collected and bagged by hand. Please be sure to read our Shipping Schedule page so you can better understand the entire process and the potential delays on certain species of livestock from time to time. A little extra thoughtful consideration during this time is appreciated, everyone’s orders will be shipped, we are shipping 100’s of orders of live animals weekly to happy customers. We are catching up each week by streamlining our operations. If you cannot wait, please do not place your order. Our farm sells to just about every single zoological society, botanical garden, and University in the USA since 1987. We are America’s Trusted Aquatic Farm. Stay Safe friends! 


Grow your own food! It’s Tilapia time & it’s so easy! Raise these fast growing fish for food right in your garden pond, cattle pond, agriculture irrigation canal, or right on your back patio! Have Fun! 

Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Historically, they have been of major importance in artisanal fishing in Africa, and they are of increasing importance in aquaculture and aquaponics.

Blue tilapia for sale!!!
Oreochromis aureus
Water type: Fresh or Brackish.
Temp: 60º F to 86º F
Max temp: 106º F
Min temp: 47º F
Min breeding temp: 68º F
Normal breeding temp: 80º F
Optimal breeding pH level: 8.0
Natural Foods: Duckweed, Salvinia, Azolla, Hornwort
Largest on record: 24″ at 9.6 pounds.

The Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) are a popular fish for diet & consumption. When raised properly this fish species has a delicious flavor & light texture. In addition to the excellent food source option, the Blue Tilapia are a popular choice for pond maintenance as its diet consists of many species of invasive aquatic plant types.

NOTE!! In 2018 we farmed some new hybrid colors available that are heartier, and more bulletproof fish that can handle higher levels of nitrates or ammonia without stressing out.  We have some Mozambique crosses with Pearls, and Pinks, and Blues.  We bring in fish from good people all over the world to keep the gene pool massive! Inbreeding is no good!  We have fish varieties from Israel, Philippines, and even some great people down in Louisiana,  Some of the colors we are shipping now are Purple headed Pearls. Blues, Pinks and Reds, Real nice quality, shipping about 2″ now.  As far as permits, the Federal Govt encourages Americans to grow their own food, so that is what you are doing, unless these are for your pond or aquarium, then again, ornamental use or food use does not need permits. Check local laws and restrictions but if the Govt  US Dept of Agriculture says to grow your own food, then grow your own food! Obviously we are all responsible fish keepers, so dont dump your fish in lakes or ponds that aren’t yours, duh. Common sense. Who does that? Not you. Practice environmentalism and conservation for your planet! We gotta take care of it!  end of speech

The Blue Tilapia, also known as the Israeli Tilapia, which is a fresh water fish species with a very high tolerance for brackish environments, or water with high salinity. This fish is a very popular choice for Aquaponic usage, which is a sustainable food production system which combines aquaculture & hydroponics to create a sustainable living environment based on symbiosis. Tilapia are the fourth most consumed fish in the United States dating back to 2002. The popularity of tilapia came about due to its low price, easy preparation, and its mild taste.

Min order please no less than 12

Here is what a bag of 100 Tilapia looks like. We can usually ship 2 of these bags in 1 med box, and up to 400 in 1 large fish box. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

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