One of several species of fish
of genus Oreochromis
, native to Africa
, now surpassing trout
in total volume sold worldwide. Aquaculture
of this fish is rampant. They will eat a variety of food sources, from insects
to rice paddy chaff
. They tolerate a wide range of salinities
many times a year, and they tolerate
tight growing conditions
. If large fish are desired, overgrowth must be controlled. Tilapia will outflourish the available food and oxygen, and thus limit fish size.
They taste like flounder.