Harvest Time Fish Fry

Tilapia Fish

We have been very blessed with our aquaponics system and the continued growth of the fish and the vegetables even through this cooler fall season. One of the first reasons that we set up an aquaponics garden was to help off-set our food costs…

Green Lady Aquaponics Inatallation – Week 2

San Diego Aquaponics

So far the Aquaponic System that we helped install in the showcase window at Green Lady Hydroponics in Ocean Beach San Diego, California is doing just great in it’s second week. Last week we added some goldfish to the system for a couple of…

Tilapia (/tɪˈlɑːpiə/ ti-lah-pee-ə)

Tilapia in Aquaponics

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…

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…

Trout (Salvelinus)

trout in aquaponics

Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater and saltwater fish belonging to the Salmoninae subfamily of the family Salmonidae. Salmon belong to the same family as trout. Most salmon species spend almost all their lives in salt water. Trout are…

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