The Wami Tilapia (Oreochromis Urolepis Hornorum)

Oreochromis urolepis hornorum

The Wami Tilapia (Oreochromis Urolepis Hornorum) The Wami tilapia and Rufigi tilapia were once considered separate species in early aquaponics, but they have now been merged and the current scientific name for Wami tilapia is Oreochromis urolepis hornorum. (The scientific name for Rufigi tilapia…

The Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis Mossambicus)

The Mozambique Tilapia

Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) is native to Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. In South Africa, its range is limited to the Eastern Cape Province and KwaZulu-Natal. The fish lives in the Lower Zambezi River and the Lower Shire River as well…

The Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis Aureus)

Blue Tilapia Species

Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) is also known as Israeli tilapia. It is an appreciate food fish and a common species in aquacultures worldwide. Blue tilapia is also sold as bait and aquarists keep it as a pet. Habitat and geographical range Oreochromis aureus is…

The Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus)

NIle Tilapia

The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is an African cichlid native to Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo and Uganda. Nile tilapia is an important food fish that has been introduced to…

Tilapia History

tilapia hieroglyphic

One of the oldest examples of tilapia farming is a bas-relief found in a 4,000 year old Egyptian tomb depicting tilapias held in ponds. The Nile tilapia was called ?n.t by the Ancient Egyptians the fish was of such great importance to them that…

Nutrition

One of the great advantages of tilapia for aquaculture and aquaponics is that they feed on a low trophic level. ┬áThe members of the genus Oreochromis are all omnivores, feeding on algae, aquatic plants, small invertebrates, detrital material and the associated bacterial films. ┬áThe…