~ LIVE TILAPIA FOR SALE ~

WE ARE NOT A FISH FARM...

Some mistaken us as a fish farm, but we’re not. We have a backyard Aquaponic system that we use Koi and Tilapia to ‘fuel’ our crops. It’s easy to get over-run with fish; especially because I instinctively have a need to save the baby fry from being eaten when they show up in the  tanks. When I end up with more fish than needed, I sell off the surplus to free up the tanks and to help recoup some of the expenses of running the greenhouse.

I also sell off equipment and items such as aquariums, excess pvc pipe, fish tank filters, etc. that i no longer need or use; and fish food and will soon be adding fish Pond food to my list soon.

~Gail

As you can see in the photos, our fish are very healthy.
If you are interested in purchasing tilapia, please contact me using the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Us About Our Tilapia

Feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding the purchase of tilapia or general questions about these fish.


Oreochromis aureus - Blue Tilapia

Tilapia are purchased for many reasons; for aquaponic systems, as pets, to clear out ponds of algae and excessive vegetation, and for consumption. They are hearty, beautiful fish.

We are happy to have obtained this culturally significant fish. We are not a fish nursery, however we do sell our fish when we have a surplus to help off-set the cost of maintaining the greenhouse.
Our fish are healthy and are never given any hormones or antibiotics.
 

Visit our home page for an approximate number of fish that we currently have for sale. For additional information, visit the related pages under ‘Resources’ in the menu above.

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This page was last updated: 10/15/2018

Fish sizes are approximate.

Those interested in growing their fish to Adult size usually purchase Juniors as they are almost there in size; this saves them time and the expense of feeding and heating their tanks. 

Note: Most people who sell tilapia charge $1/inch. Because I keep fish of varied sizes in the same tank and I don’t have time to sit and measure fish, I charge by size ranges. This means that, ie, when buying fingerlings you will often get 4-5″ fish for just $2.99 each, instead of $4.00 or $5.00 ea. 

Remember, there are no such thing as a dumb question! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about caring for your tilapia. If you call or email us, please be patient – I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Tilapia Fry for sale, NJ

FRY: 1/4″ – 3/4″ 
$1.00 each
Availability: 40-50

At this size, Fry are more fragile; they are approximately a month old and are more stable than when they are first born and are about 1/8″ long.

Note: We also have newborns for sale- contact me for pricing.

 

fry-FINGERLINGS FOR SALE NJ

FINGERLINGS: Appx 1″-5″.
$2.99 each
Availability: Appx 250

Fingerlings are great for those who want to keep the fish as pets,  or for their Aquaponics system. 

 

Aquaponic, garden, tilapia, Gails Aquaponic Garden, NJ

JUNIORS: Appx 5″-7″.
$5.99 each
Availability: Appx 35-40

Juniors are a favorite for those who wish to grow their tilapia out to Adult size as they are close to full size and it is cheaper than feeding and heating their tanks as they grow.

 

Tilapia, Gails Aquaponic Garden

ADULTS: Appx 8″ or more.
$9.99 each
Availability: NOT FOR SALE at this time.

At this size the fish are generally a pound or more in weight. 

 

Do You Need a Permit To Own Tilapia in Your State?:

Many states require their citizens to have permits to possess or import these fish. It is the buyer’s responsibility to verify and comply with State and local laws pertaining to the buying and possession of fish species. You can contact your local Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding regulations. Should you purchase Tilapia locally from us, know that even though New Jersey requires no permits the last time we checked, it is up to you to check in the event they changed their rules- please don’t assume anything.

 


Buying Tilapia From Us:

All of our tilapia are hand raised right here in our greenhouse, using high protein foods, worms, and occasional crushed tiny, shelled green peas (they LOVE it and it’s good for them!)

Our tilapia are disease free, non-GMO, and completely antibiotic and hormone free.
About the fish:
  • We do not ship our fish, it’s better for them and cheaper for you! Pick up only- at the WaWa down the street from Six Flags, Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. You will receive the tilapia in a Lowe’s or Home Depot bucket and lid – please bring the same type bucket and lid to exchange (or a significantly sized cooler to place the fish in.)
  • Fish are sold un-sexed (you get what we net.)
  • We supplement the water in the bucket with air as we drive to meet you; this ensures your fish will have plenty of air to get them to their new home.


Acclimating Your New Fish:

How to acclimate your fish. This will take some time, however it ensures your fish will adjust to their new home without any problems:

  • Have a tank set up and ready for your fish for when you get home with them.
    • Make sure there is no chlorine in the water. If you have city water, you must buy a chlorine remover and leave the water sit in an open container for 4-5 days to make sure the chlorine is removed. Do this before you purchase/bring home your fish.
  • First thing you should do when you get back is add air to the bucket/container they were in when you drove them home.
    The process of acclimating them takes time and you want to ensure they have enough air and the ph is close to that of the water in their new home.
  • Next, be sure the temperature of their new tank is no more than 1 – 1.5 degrees warmer or colder than the bucket water.
  • Take about 2 cups of water from their new home/tank and add it into the bucket every 15 minutes; do this 4-5 times.
  • Never dump the fish and water from the bucket into your tank- this is a general rule when you purchase any fish. Gently net each fish out of the bucket slowly (don’t chase them around!) and place them into their new home.
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