Hawaiian Gold Tilapia are a variety of Mozambique Tilapia that were developed in Hawaii for their beautiful yellow-gold coloration. Like all Tilapia, Hawaiian Gold Tilapia are popular for both home and commercial aquaponics systems raising edible fish because they can be easily bred, they grow fast, they can withstand a variety of water conditions and are resistant to disease. They are also popular as ornamental fish in small garden ponds.
One important difference between Hawaiian Gold and some other Tilapia species, however, is the temperature they require to thrive. While some Tilapia species can tolerate colder waters and survive in extreme temperatures ranging from 55˚ - 100˚ F, Hawaiian Gold Tilapia cannot survive in water that is below 70 ˚ F. In the right temperature settings, however, Hawaiian Gold Tilapia are a very hardy fish often recommended for first-time aquaponics and aquaculture enthusiasts. Hawaiian Gold Tilapia can grow to an impressive 2.5 pounds; the greatest recorded length for a Hawaiian Gold Tilapia is 15 inches long. Other names for Hawaiian Gold Tilapia include Oreochromis mossambicus, Golden Tilapia, and Lucky Golden Fish because they are believed to bring good fortune to businesses.
On this page, you can choose between two sizes of Hawaiian Gold Tilapia: fry or fingerlings. If you are interested in a breeding colony or farm package, please visit the main “Fish” page of our site to learn more.