Raising and selling tilapia is a lucrative business for most fish pond and fish pen owners here in our country. The main reasons are because they are hardy, grow quickly and require inexpensive feeds. The two types I know are raising tilapia in fish pens and in fish ponds.
If you live near a bay like for example Laguna bay, it’s much easier than a fish pond because the water is already there and feeding them is not as much as when you will raise tilapia in a fish pond because there is natural food already in the lake like planktons or other small organisms. Building pens on the bay with the use of bamboo and of course labor, fingerlings, feeds and permits are the essential things to worry about.
But if you will consider digging a farm land for raising tilapia, you will need a bigger capital. Let’s say at least 500,000 pesos. You have to lease a land, rent a bulldozer to dig a pond, invest a water pump if you are far from a water source, buy fingerlings, a professional service of an aquaculture engineer and register to a local government.
There are also factors to consider like fish density for a given square meter of pond which are applicable to both fish pen and fish pond. Just to give you an idea for example you should only raise 3 to 8 tilapia per square meter of the fish pond. Quality and quantity of feeds to be given should also be considered. If you have business plan of tilapia farming it is best to attend a seminar in TLRC which they are conducting every month. Just search this site for TLRC Courses Available for their schedule or go to the TLRC website.
hilow.. i am doing now my research study on tilapia production… can you provide me some information about it?
Hi Sir, may i know whats the meaning of TRC? Do you have telephone numbers and address of its office? Thank you
TRC means Technology Resource Center.
Address: TRC Building, 103 J. Abad Santos cor. Lopez Jaena Sts., Little Baguio, San Juan, City. Contact numbers: 727-6205 loc. 208, 209 / 0928-5022684
I am a certified tilapia grower in south florida usa ,I have a small operation that is growing ,Iam looking for ways to sell fingerlings.
pede po ba gamitin ang tubig ulan as a water source?
@carlos may sugat ang tilapia mo. try mo maglagay ng sea salt sa isang fishnet then ibabad mo sa tubig. I believe this will cure the wound of tilapia.
tanonng ko lang po, bakit po kaya may mga sugat yung mga tilapia na alaga ko, pero buhay pa po sila, ano po kaya ng cause nun?? yun pung iba namamtay na, ano ba ang magandang gawin at may gamot po ba dun?/ tnx po
to Ruel. sir, sa tingin ko po ay over crowded pa rin po yun. sir, ganito na lang po. try to imagine your fishes when it reaches its full sizes. para po ma tantya nyo po kung ilan lang po dapat. tsaka po, dapat ay running water po ang inyong fond. plus, hindi dapat magaspang ang “Wall” ng inyong fond. it could be harmful to your fishes. yun lang po.
ideal po ba yung 50-60 fingerlings per sq. meter para sa concrete pond?plan ko po iconvert sa tilapiaan yung kulungan nmin ng pig.pano po yung setup nun?baka po pwede nyo ako bigyan ng info.salamat [email protected]
tama po si manuel, Base po sa experience namin at least ang pwede lang po ilagay na bilang per sqm at 50 pcs to 60 pcs para po sila ay lumaki. Kung overcrowding ang area sayang lan gpo ang pakain.
Kami po ay may alagang tilapia sa dating kulungan ng mga baboy namin, ngunit matagal lumaki ang mga ito kahit palagian naming pinapakain ng fish feeds. Ano po ang dapat naming gawin para mapabilis ang paglaki ng mga tilapia namin.
Baka po crowded yung fish pen ninyo kaya hindi lumalaki yung tilapia. Dapat kasi may tamang dami ng tilapia per cubic meter.
@ Tilapia Fingerlings Buyer – I have tilapia hatchery in laguna lake. Mainimum order 0f 5K pcs from 50 cent to 1 pesos each depends on size.
@ For Business Partner -I’m looking for business partner. Please contact me. I have business proposal for bangus grow-out in laguna lake. Minimum of 200K maximum of 500K budget. I have bangus fishpen available in laguna lake
CP number 0922-8230334
Engr. Kennedy San pedro
San po pwede ma avail ung seminar? may bayad po ba ito? if yes how much po?
can crabs be raised in an area planted to nipa palms and with sea water?
as part of the livelihood program of our organization (ANCOP fo Couples for Christ), we plan to raise tilapia in backyards inside drums? Is this possible?
are there available materials to read or seminar to attend regarding this?
@ Lozano R. Brozas
TRC have an electronic library called eTRC – eLibrary. You have to register and buy a prepaid card to buy their training books and videos which you can download from their website. They have a training on tilapia culture but not sure if they have the raising the tilapia inside drums.
Hi, pwede po humingi ng advise? may nag offer po sakin mag tilapia farming sa laguna, mga 5 na square daw un 12×8 meters isa. 90k po ung ghinihinging puhunan nya kasama na daw po ung bangka (second hand) sapalagay nyo po ba okay na un? advisable parin po ba un this time of the year? sa gitna daw sya ng lake itatayo para self feeding.
Mas okey siguro kung kukuha ka ng seminar instead of giving you advice. May mga feasibility studies yung mga seminars kaya mas makakapag-decide ka ng hindi ka malulugi.
hello. I already have a fishpond. I just stated it a month ago. i dont have enough knowledge regarding tilapya farming but my husband and I just tried it by ourselves. How can I improve my production how about the cleaning of the ponds, is it ok if the water is almost brown in color with I think oil? I am using pure feeds from b-meg/. Please help. Thank you.
It’s best to have a training or buy training materials. TRC have trainings on tilapia culture and also have electronic books on their etechnobank.
Im looking also a fishpen for rent in laguna de bay..my #09232382195
As part of nitiatives for sustainable livelihood program at Lanuza Surigao Sur, we introduce agri-aqua learning farm dvelopment on these stage breding ground establishment wee already started to biuld up. source of good quality fengerlings are the one problem…can you help me searching nilotica near Lanuza surigao sur? thanks
nghahanap po ako ng mabibilhan ng tilapia fingerlings laguna area.here’s my number 09151898786….sure buyer po ako .
nid ko po sna help kung saan ako pd mkakabili ng tilapia fingerlings around laguna area sure buyer po ako.
Please, I would be happy if you could send me all the training information about the Tilipia Farming in 2009.
@Daasebre Amponsah Yeboah
I’ll try to post some information on tilapia farming on my next post. Thanks for your your comment.