Every year we stock our farm lake by the cabins with Tilafia fish. The water temperture needs to be around 65 degrees. They will have babies every 4 weeks until the fall when die die off as the water cools. During the summer season ,they are good food for our bass in the lake and also eat up some types of lake algae.
They arrive in oxygen filled plastic bags in boxes.
You let the bag rest in the water for some time so the water temperature in the bag and in the water equalize.
On release the fish are ready to explore their new home.