Pure Strain Blue Tilapia Fry
Our Pure Strain Blue Tilapia Fry are only a few weeks old and unsorted. These Pure Strain Blue Tilapia Fry come from food grade breeding colonies. Most other suppliers cannot offer this. We don’t like selling Pure Strain Blue Tilapia Fry that are ungraded but we figured if we wanted to be competitive on all levels with other providers we better offer the same unsorted product. These fish have not matured to fingerling stage and there is an increased chance of death as they are more sensitive than fingerlings. We do not guarantee live arrival like we do with our fingerlings.
If you are using an IBC tote system to grow tilapia you can put 73 pounds in a 1000L (275 Gallon) tote and 88 pounds in a 1200L (330 Gallon) tote. You will likely harvest at 1 – 1.5 lbs so calculate your tilapia fry accordingly. Most customers choose to harvest at 1lb so if you are not sure you can use this as a starting point. Remember, you need to have a filtration system capable of handling the load of this many fish. The numbers provided are recommended stocking densities per tote assuming you have proper filtration.
Home Tilapia Farmers
For customers using a home built aquaponics/aquaculture system we recommend 1 pound per 4-5 gallons of water. This is what the filtration system can handle on an average DIY system. Other retailers will tell you that 1 pound per 2-3 gallons is a good starting point because they want to sell you more fish. You will like the sounds of that because you want as many fish as possible in your system. But you will struggle to keep a healthy system or worse yet you actually lose them due to overstocking. IF you have a very good system with excellent filtration then you can keep stock at higher stocking densities but I don’t recommend it unless you have the necessary experience to maintain a system like this.
Many people ask me about the license required to purchase Tilapia in Canada and if they need it. Yes you need it.
- You can go here for all Alberta licensing. Other provinces google Commercial fish licence “Your Provence”.
- If you are from Alberta and want to buy Tilapia for personal use you need a recreational license. Recreational licenses are $10 per year or $50 for a five-year period. Getting the license is very easy. Click here for the application.
- If you are from Alberta and want to buy and sell live Tilapia you need a Commercial license.
If you want to order more than 1000, our hatchery service is a more economical option. Hatchery customers pay a fixed fee for us to raise their tilapia. Your fry and or fingerlings are graded based on your requirements and shipped on your schedule. Please contact us if you wish to discuss hatchery services further.