We offer Pure Blue Tilapia, which is the best variety of tilapia for the home aquaponic gardener!
Pure Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) are a freshwater fish with a high tolerance for brackish and colder water than any other tilapia species. They reach plate size (12" and 1 1/2 lbs) in about 9 - 12 months, although the adults can grow to 15 to 18 inches in length and weigh 5 to 6 pounds. Tilapia are mouthbrooders, and broods range from 160 to 1600 eggs per female.
Our Tilapia fingerlings range in size from .5-1.5 inches and average about 1 inch.
HOLIDAY SHIPPING NOTICE: Fingerling orders placed after 3:00 pm EST December 12th will not arrive until January 8th.
When will my fish arrive?
Orders for 100 fingerlings or less that are received by Friday 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time will be delivered to you that following Thursday.
Orders for more than 100 fingerlings require an extra week for delivery. So those received by 3:00 pm EST Friday will arrive the second following Thursday.
Our hatchery closely monitors the weather for each fish shipment to help ensure that your fingerlings will ship in the most favorable conditions for successful live arrival. If unfavorable conditions are affecting, or expected to affect, your location, the hatchery may contact you to coordinate with you for a different arrival date.