Artificial tilapia can feed some wheat, corn, soybean meal, rice bran, etc., these plant feed is their preference. In addition to these foods, feeders can also choose to feed some abundant shrimp, earthworms, red worms, plankton and other animal feed, so as to ensure their adequate nutrition. Tilapia is omnivorous fish, common animal feed and plant feed can be eaten. Feed them with the right mix so they will grow better.
FishNet Alliance, a network of fishers in several African countries, has called for a cautious approach to the planned introduction of the genetically improved tilapia fish into Nigeria.