Tilapia actually don't taste too bad either, as they don't have a strong musky taste like most other freshwater fish that I'm familiar with. Fillet,
butter, grill or fry - pretty decent. Cooks really quick. Just don't overcook as it'll turn flaky.
But from what I understand they're North African cichlids not adapted at all for cold. Got to keep them in 80°F temperature water (not exact, but
thereabouts) or they won't be doing too well for long. A fish farm has to be designed with that in mind. (At it seems you don't have to worry too much
about them getting out into the wild because of that. One freeze and unlike the native fish that can hybernate or slow down at the bottom of a river
or lake with antifreeze in their blood, the cichlids are quite dead.)
edit on 4-5-2012 by pauljs75 because: (no reason given)