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09-12-2010, 08:02 AM
I was wondering what type of food does the blue tilapia eat other than duckweek, specially the fingerlings? I am getting ready to switch from koi to blue tilapia and wanted to make sure I have everything that I need to get started.... :?

09-12-2010, 08:40 AM
I sent you a link on you thread. :)

09-12-2010, 11:43 AM
All commercially grown tilapia have the same basic needs. Young ones need higher protien than large one ones. About 40% protein is good for the little guys and it ramps down to about 28% for adults. Little guys eat much more % of body weight than addults.

SRAC has a good set of papers on tilapia. Check:
https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/C ... tegory/11/ (https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/CategoryDetails/whichcategory/11/)

Download the PDF's and keep them for reference. I learn something new every time I go through them.