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Category: Tilapia

Sexual maturation, embryonic development, hatchery technologies, all-male production, over-wintering, farming systems whether in monoculture, polyculture or integration. The farming facilities are covered including earthen ponds and cages. Because Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is widely cultured worldwide, large number of posts addressed this species. However, other tilapia species are also addressed. The reproduction and seed production of tilapia are covered including sexual maturation, embryonic development, hatchery technologies, all-male production of tilapia fry are all covered. This category includes also some posts on the post-harvest practices.

A female of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) incubates an advanced embryonic stage

The photo shows a female of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) incubates an advanced stage of embryonic development as shown in the dark-colored eggs. The period till hatching will be affected by water temperature. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us …

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Embryonic development of tilapia (a female incubating freshly fertilized eggs) (green eggs)

The photo shows a female of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus while incubating freshly fertilized eggs. The color of incubated eggs indicates the early age of embryos which could be hours or 1-2 days depending on water temperature. The pigmentation of embryos will follow this stage. Sometimes freshly fertilized eggs are called green eggs. Note: We …

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Pigmented eggs of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

The photo shows the pigmented stage of the eggs of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Because tilapia eggs are opaque  and have tough chorions, special preparations will be required in order to examine tilapia eggs microscopically. The eyed stage will follow the pigmented phase shown in this photo. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos …

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Sexually mature female of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) – front view

Sexually mature female of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) – watch for the projection and reddishness of the genital papilla (front view). Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This will be appreciated.

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Full siblings of red and naturally colored tilapia

Full siblings of red and naturally colored tilapia resulting from mating of Nile tilapia with mutant red tilapia (this hybrid will not breed true). Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. …

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Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) – morphological characteristics

Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)- Watch the tail bands. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This will be appreciated. [important][/important]

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Checking the spawning of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in hapa system in Egypt

Checking tilapia spawning in open system using hapas. The intervals between checkings depend on water temperature and target product whether fry andor eggs. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This …

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Open system for tilapia spawning using hapas in Egypt

The photo shows an open-system for tilapia hatchery in Egypt. This type of hatcheries is based on hapas placed in earthen ponds. The advantage of such system is mainly economical as well as the ability to nurse fry in nursing hapas in this open system. However, because the spawning in this system takes place during …

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Greenhouse-type tilapia hatcheries

Greenhouses when used as tilapia hatcheries in temperate countries such as Egypt would enable early spawning and help extend the spawning season. Durability of plastic sheets determines the frequency of its replacement and so the cost involved. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust …

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Small-scale freshwater fish hatchery in Sierra Leone

The justification of this project proposal relied on the modest status of aquaculture (40 tons) compared to the high demand on fish in Sierra Leone. The annual production target of this project is a million tilapia fingerlings. The location of the project has been specified and so human resources. Hapa system has been the chosen system for the …

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