Welcome to I Love Tilapia

 Jan and Mike Sipe, Tilapia Aquaculturists and  "I Love Tilapia" are now wholly subsiderary  of Southern USA Tilapia Farm LLC to be know as "I Love Tilapia". The main goal of this company now is to grow and market whole and fillet tilapia for the Seafood Industry. 

New Hybrid

Dear Tilapia Producer:  
        This is an announcement of our new       
         Tilapia  Hybrid Gene Line.
This Hybrid is created by crossing the tilapia gene line t. mossambica (variety zanzibar from Zanzibar, Africa  now known as T. Horonorum).  I have named this new hybrid
”The Double Barreled Shotgun Hybrid"    


 Any farmer that loads this high caliber of Hybrid on their farm will be able to blow his would be competition out of the water.  The Farmer will be able to grow the Doubble Barreled Shotgun
one ounce fingerlings to an average body weight of one and a quarter pounds each in just 16 weeks. 
This same farmer will be able to continue growing the hybrids upto an average weight of two point two pounds each by the 34th week.
This extremely rapid growth rate is the primary advantage of this Doubble Barreled Hybrid, but just as important is the incredible amount of skinless boneless fillets that Each whole Tilapia will yield.  These whole Hybrids will yield better than 52% skinless boneless fillets.  This makes the double barreled Shotgun hybrid the fastest growing and highest yielding tilapia gene line in the world.
The stories behind creating the high yielding Hybrid gene lines that make these impressive yields possible can be found on our web site:

We have spent 35 years working to create hybrid tilapia that give such outstanding growth and so much skinless boneless fillets.  I hope you will take the time to work with them, you will be glad you did.
We have.
Mike & Jan Sipe

What Our Customers Have To Say

Hello Mr. Sipe

I just wanted to drop you a line let you know how amazing your Pennyfish are.

I had a production goal of 1,200 fish for a small backyard system.

Your Breeder colony performed swimmingly delivering well over 1,200 fingerling in just under 90 days.

I have some Pennyfish from the first batch weighing in at over 120 Grams each!

I plan on expanding big time in the spring and will be ordering many, many more breeders.

Thanks again for sharing all your great experience and knowledge and most of all your superior Fish!


Kyle Wilcox

Silver Springs Aquaculture


I have had three orders filled by Mike and Jan Sipe during 2011. Once I drove to their home in Florida and twice I have received fish by mail. In each case, I sent payment ahead by Western Union. In the two cases requiring shipping, I simply emailed them my Fedex number.

In all three cases I received my fish in good health, as they were promised. I believe Mike & Jan ship fish once or twice per week. In one instance when I requested expedited help, the fish were shipped the next business day at no additional charge.

Shipping and receiving live animals is understandably frightening. Care must be taken to acclimate fish to the temperature and pH of a new environment. However, I see no reason why a consumer exercising reasonable caution would not have complete success with Mike’s fish. Although Mike and Jan assure replacement of fish that are lost during shipment, I have never had occasion to need the guarantee.

Feel free to call me if you have any questions.


Joel Townsend



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