What type of fish to use in your Aquaponic System?
If you can not or do not wish to grow Tilapia, there are several other species of fish that you can culture including Trout, Largemouth Bass, Blue Gill, Catfish, Koi and Goldfish. In Australia where Aquaponics is more well known, they are growing fish that are native to that continent. They include Barramundi, Jade Perch, Silver Perch and Murray Cod. Here are some of the pros and cons that come with culturing these fish.
Tilapia (/tɪˈlɑːpiə/ ti-lah-pee-ə) is the common name for over a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe.
Tilapia inhabit a variety of fresh water habitats including shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes. In the Past they have been of major importance in artisan fishing in Africa and the Levant and are of increasing importance in aquaculture.