Growth of Tilapia aurea in Seawater Cages Academic Article uri icon


  • Fingerling Tilapia aurea were reared for 90 days in three 1.0 m3 floating cages in seawater (36 ppt) at Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas. Fish stocking density (100, 200 and 400 fish/m3) apparently did not affect growth rate but it appears salinity inhibited growth. Daily weight gain and specific growth rate (G) averaged 0.34 g/day and l.08%/day, respectively, for Tilapia aurea fingerlings. Infection of the Tilapia aurea by Bacillus sp. was associated with a significant number of mortalities. The relatively low growth rate and the high incidence of disease and mortality of Tilapita aures in seawater indicate that it may not be a good candidate for cage culture in fullstrength seawater. Copyright 1987, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Journal of the World Aquaculture Society

author list (cited authors)

  • McGeachin, R. B., Wicklund, R. I., Olla, B. L., & Winton, J. R.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • McGeachin, Robert B||Wicklund, Robert I||Olla, Bori L||Winton, James R

publication date

  • January 1987