Tilapia have been farmed in North Africa since the time of the ancient Egyptians.
They are tolerant of a wide variety of water conditions and reproduce at a very young age.
This has made them one of the most farmed fish in the world.
Tilapia are a tropical fish and do best in temperatures of 25 C or more.
One of the tilapia grow out ponds with the swimming pond in the rear.
Catching the fish is always a wet and noisy procedure! A good catch of delicious red tilapia.
Swimming pond with the grow out pond in the background.
This is a natural pool, there are no chemicals used to keep it clean,
the pump provides circulation and the reed bed acts as a natural filter.
The sequence on the left is the one that good Earth Agriculture uses with the exception of
sex reversal. At 21-28 days we manually sex the fish and seperate them according to gender.
The pond is home to half a dozen species of fish as well as the ducks.
The ducks fertilize the water with their droppings and aerate it with their paddling.