There are almost 100 species of tilapia. Do to their easy upkeep, they are becoming popular in aquaponics. Tilapia are generally a freshwater fish, but some species can tolerate brackish waters.

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Is there a big difference in cod and tilapia?

The biggest difference is that they are spelled different.

What eats tilapia fish?

Tilapia are either caught in the wild or raised on fish farms as food for humans. In the wild they are preyed upon by larger, more aggressive fish.

Is tilapia kosher?

Yes. To be kosher a fish must have fins and scales, and tilapias fit that description. As a matter of fact, tilapias are also called St. Peter's Fish, and are native to the Sea of Galilee in Israel. They are very popular in Israeli restaurants.

Is it okay for a pregnant woman to eat tilapia?

If you are talking about the fish then NO!! Pregnant women should not eat sea food! It could harm the baby.

If tilapia is a bottom feeder how is it kosher?

Fish are kosher if they have fins and scales. There is no prohibition against eating bottom feeding fish so long as they meet the fins and scales requirement.

How do you make tilapia cages?

Cage Construction Cages can be purchased from several sources or easily constructed by the fish farmer from materials available from companies serving the aquaculture industry. Cages can be made almost any size or shape but most round cages are 4 feet deep and a little less than 4 feet in diameter because rolls of plastic mesh or plastic coated welded wire are sold in 4 foot widths. Rectangular cages are usually 8 ft. x 4 ft. x 4 ft. or 8 ft. x 8 ft. x 4 ft deep. Optimum mesh size appears to be 1/2 x 1 inch. Plastic coated, welded wire is preferable for cage construction because of its durability. Muskrats and other animals cannot chew holes through this mesh. An anti_fouling paint can be applied to cage mesh if excessive algal growth reduces water flow through the cage. This is most commonly a problem in clear bodies of water. A feeding screen made from 1/8 inch plastic mesh, 1 ft. wide is attached to the upper inside perimeter of the cage to keep feed from floating out before it can be eaten. The cage is floated with blocks of foam or plastic jugs and anchored to a dock, cable or the pond bottom to prevent movement. The top of the cage is usually made of the same material as that used for the rest of the cage. However, in clear ponds an opaque cover that blocks the light may encourage light sensitive fish to accept feed more readily. Cage construction materials cost from $2.00 to $2.60 per cubic foot of cage. Cages have a life span of 10 to 20 years with proper care.

Why does tilapia blow up in the microwave?

well you see the microwave is based on water inside the food to make an enzyme that thous heats up food, and tilapia has some of the same starches as carrots or like eggs has no way for energy to escape

Is tilapia good or bad for humans?

tilapia is good and also bad in someways because tilapia always have alot of salt in them and in other ways the salt in the tilapia can be remove which will be god for humans so tilapia is good and bad in some ways .

How long do you cook tilapia in the oven?

The ingredients that you need for the dish are seasonings such as ½ teaspoon pepper and ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup of vegetable oil or olive oil as well as six to eight tilapia fillets.

For cooking tilapia, you will have to allot at least 4 to 6 minutes for each side to be cooked.

Does Tilapia eat catfish's waste Is this their main source of food?

Typically, the Tilapia served at restaraunts and grocery stores in the United States comes from domestic farms (produced here in the States), or South and Central America, and in some regions we get Tilapia from Southeast Asia. The Tilapia available here in the States is not grown on catfish waste, but primarily on formulated diets, usually high in protein relative to other animal feeds. Most of this protein comes from fishmeal (wild-caught) and from soybeans as well as other food crops. Occasionally a farmer may be producing Tilapia in addition to another species of fish. In this case, the Tilapia may be filling a niche on the farm, and eating uneaten feed from other fish or suspended solids on the water. Rest assured, however, that Tilapia here in the United States, whether it is produced here or not, is safe to eat...and delicious!

more info: Tilapia is a fish that is extremely mild in flavor [ if grown on a farm ] they can almost literally live any where , so long as the water temp does not go below 60 degrees F . If catfish AND tilapia were in a pond and the water lost ALL of it oxygen the tilapia will come up and "gulp" air . The catfish will die !! So most areas require a permit to grow them in the USA , because they are omnivores they eat everything !! so virtually every fish would starve if they were around and the local ecosystem would collapse.

What is the difference between tadpole and tilapia?

what are the structure different of tilapia and tadpole

How many calories are in a tilapia filet?

approximately 128 calories in a 3.5 ounce portion

What is the scientific name of tilapia?


Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Osteichthyes

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichlidae

Scientific name of tilapia?

oreochromis niloticus is the scientific name of tilapia..

Where do tilapia live?

Tilapia are fresh water fish originally from Africa but now found in warm and tropical inland waters in most places in the world.

How many grams of protein in tilapia filet?

There are about 18.5 grams of protein in 3.5 oz of talapia, and about 98 calories and no fat.