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Types of Tilapia

Discussion in 'What Fish is that ?' started by Adam Roth, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Adam Roth

    Adam Roth New Member

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    I have seen some fish called the Zebra Tilapia (or Hornet Tilapia). Is this a real Tilapia, or just a general name? Is anyone familiar with it? And are there any differences - is it only the colours/patterns that are different, or can it still be grown and eaten the same as a regular Tilapia?
     
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    Hi Adam
    The genus tilapia has close to 100 variations and morphs . It's very difficult to identify which type a fish might be by its common name only . Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is considered the original genus used for aquacultural purposes.
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  3. Adam Roth

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    Wow, didn't know there were that many.

    I did find later on another forum that someone said this particular one doesn't like being in groups, so I guess that would mean it is not good for Aquaponics. It certainly is a good looking fish though.
     

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