Red tilapia hybrids (more towards orange color)

This particular red tilapia which is more towards orange color resulted from the mating of blue tilapia (oreochromis aureus) with mutant red tilapia (this hybrid will not breed true). Red hybrids have been backcrossed with blue tilapia targeting to increase the contribution of blue tilapia genes in the genetic make-up and hence enhance passing the cold tolerance from the blue tilapia to the red hybrids.

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