If one desires (virtually all) same sex Tilapia (which could be an advantage for a small micro pond where no breeding was desired) you may be able to get them from a nearby aquaculture-for-food fish farm (there is one within esy driving distance of me where this is an option).
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Rstringer, I have a seller on ebay that has been fantastic to deal with, I've bought many batches of Blues and raised to intermediates and sold them to folks near me. If you want the source, PM me as I'm not going to take sales away from people that buy space here. These are all 1/2-3/4" fish and to my knowledge, that's not a target for sales here.
It wasn't entirely a guess. For rough estimates of fish lengths, I often use my hand which gives me a ball park length really quick. My first impression at first seeing the photo was >10" but I knew if I guessed too long ... I might get ribbed a little by the crew. That fish probably weighs between .85 and 1.00 lbs depending on available foods and my impression is that it is on the hefty side. A really great fish.
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I am way late for this, but that is a blue/moz cross...Very unusual coloring that only a few I have raised ever had...BTW, I deliver every spring to Lake of the Forest in Bonner Springs and a few private ponds in KS
HA! I will be heading to SE Indiana to lay about 80 feet of 12 inch SDR35 for the inlet of the below grade siphon system I am working on....once lined up with the crossover pipe, I'll cut the ice with a chainsaw to lower it to the bottom