How long can thawed raw tilapia stay in the fridge?
I took frozen raw tipalia filets from my freezer and put them directly into my refrigerator last Wednesday morning, but then forgot about them. They don't have any smell -- if anything, they smell a little less fishy than tilapia usually does. Is it safe to cook and eat them tomorrow afternoon (Monday)? I don't care about the texture deteriorating, I only care about whether or not they will make me sick.
The smell will guide you. The fish will probably have exuded more water and won't be as good, but if it's not smelly, it's probably OK to eat.
In the future, always refrigerate fish/seafood on ice/ice packs. Fish keeps best when kept as close to the freezing mark as possible, instead of the several-degree-warmer temperatures of most refrigerators. It's makes a *big* difference in quality.