The Green Engine Farm at the Genesis Hub in Louwville received a total of 1 000 Tilapia Nilotica fingerlings on Wednesday 8 September.
The Green Engine Farm manager Louis Kuys says it takes Tilapia fish eight months to grow before they can be harvested. “Tilapia Nilotica are tropical fish which are kept in water temperatures of between 20°C-25°C and within these conditions the fingerlings eat a lot and grow fast.” He adds that Tilapia fish are easy to grow, and they are not very sensitive to handle.
“They are also a very sustainable and affordable source of protein. With the arrival of the Tilapia Nilotica, we are pleased to announce the our farm is now an aquaponic farm.”