Tilapia is now widely distributed around the world. It has become the mainstay of many small-scale aquaculture projects of poor fish farmers in the developing world. It is now cultured in more than 70 countries.
Fishery experts have dubbed tilapia as “aquatic chicken” because it possesses many positive attributes that suit the fish for a varied range of aquaculture systems. For one, tilapia tolerates a wide range of environmental conditions and is highly resistant to diseases and parasitic infections.
Other good traits of tilapia include excellent growth rates on a low-protein diet, ready breeding in captivity and ease of handling; and, more importantly, wide acceptance as food fish. Tilapias are among the widely cultured species in the Philippines and has been a commercial success.
- Guide to Tilapia Raising
- Tilapia Farming for Tilanggit Production
- Polyculture of Tilapia and Ulang in Ponds
- Tilapia Sex Reversal Application
- Duckweeds, The Alternative Fish Feeds
- Tilapia Grow-Out Steps and Procedures
- Netcage Culture of Tilapia in Small Freshwater Reservoir
- Optimized Tilapia Feeding Strategies
- Raising and Culture of Red Tilapia (Filipino)
- Genetically Male Tilapia (GMT)
- Tilapia Seed and Grow-Out Production
- Tilapia Cage Farming Case Study in Lake Taal
- Backyard Tilapia Production
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