A question we get is, “What do you feed your fish?”
I think people are concerned because of what other countries tend to feed their tilapia. We don’t feed them undesirable things and we also haven’t broken the bank on the amount of feed we’ve needed to purchase.
Duck Weed & Carolina Fern
The grower we got the tilapia from also gave us duck weed & Carolina fern to feed the fish. They have gobbled up all the Carolina fern. The duck weed, though, multiplies like crazy & we’ve been rationing it. So, we still have plenty to feed them.
Flock Raiser Crumbles
Yep, we’ve been feeding our fish chicken food. Sometimes ya just gotta use what you have around. And, we always have chicken feed around. The crumble is small – perfect for the small size of the tilapia when we first got them. It’s also high in protein.
Now that the fish are bigger we also feed them from a bag called fish food.
December 2015 UPDATE:
We have harvested a couple of the tilapia and they are delicious. They are not muddy or dirty tasting. They are a good, mild tasting fish.