Want to use it in a meal plan? Tilapia has a wide range of eating habits, in artificial rearing condition, farmers can feed tilapia all kinds of material, such as wheat, corn, paddy cakes and so on, those are high quality feed for tilapia. A couple of factors that can affect how much food your tilapia will eat are temperature and disease. Calories, carbs, fat, protein, fiber, cholesterol, and more for Tilapia (Fish, raw). Remember the golden rule of feeding: that if your tilapia can't eat all of their food in under 5 minutes, feed them less. This is quite an interesting read on the raising of tilapia. When produced for the food market through aquaculture, their diet may also include standard farm feed products containing fish meal or fish oil. Pao D Panlilio from Caloocan on August 06, 2012: great hub im not in the tilapia business but i raise them as feeders for my aquarium fish, but i feed them the cheapest dog food with high protein content Voted up. Tilapia is a popular edible fish that is low in fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Different varieties of tilapia at different stages of growth have a certain difference in nutritional requirements. Look for signs that you are over feeding, such as uneaten food or filters becoming abnormally "full" in a short period of time. I do love to eat this fish, but not sure raising them would be up my alley. Head to the diet generator and enter the number of calories you want. Tilapia are herbivorous fish that feed mainly on algae, aquatic plant cells and almost any plant-based food source.