Red Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus)
This Niloticus based Tilapia strain is a production strain, bred specifically for fast growth and improved body conformation, resulting in a high fillet yield and shorter time until harvest. They grow extremely fast, show excellent disease resistance and have fantastic visual appeal at markets when sold live or whole on ice. During our feasibility trials, this strain quickly became a new favorite of many of our growers. Color is a "red over white", meaning that the fish is a white skinned fish with red and orange pigmentation. The red/orange color is somewhat inconsistent from fish to fish, which typically results in a red/orange and white pattern that is unique to each one. Black/off coloring has been almost entirely eliminated, but an occasional fish will show a small patch or a few dots from time to time. Excellent body conformation offers up to 25% more fillet yield compared to most other strains available. A school of these fish during feeding time is quite a striking sight to see. They are extremely aggressive eaters, and combined with their unique colors, make for a very impressive show when pellets are tossed into the tank.
You will receive mixed sex fish (both males and females will be included). They are hormone free and GMO free. Please note we are two to three weeks behind on shipping the red niles.