RE: NANFA-L-- low temps for exotics

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Wed, 15 Jun 2005 14:44:48 -0500

>>>Does anyone know of a low temperature limit for Tilapia sp? I am
interested for year round husbandry success, but even an LD 50 would be

Which Tilapia ? My impression is that lower limits vary among species. I
think T. melanotheron and T. mossambica are more cold-sensitive than T. (or
S.) aurea and T. nilotica. Geographic ranges in the US would suggest that,
and I have seen cold-kills of T. melanotheron in Florida that left other
species OK.

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS

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