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How many gallons does a tilapia need?

Asked: Danny Comeau, Last Updated:

A fully grown tilapia will weigh 1 pound, although they can grow larger. The rule of thumb is that one pound of tilapia will need 3 gallons of water. So this means that in every 3 to 5 gallons of water, only raise one tilapia.

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