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A review of the physiology and biology of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

Journal of Aquaculture & Marine Biology
Mohammad Forouhar Vajargah

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Tilapia is the name of a group of cichlid fish living in Africa that in the last half century, aquaculture in the tropics and subtropics have begun to breed. Cultivated species of tilapia can usually be distinguished from each other by different patterns of strips on the tail fin. Nile tilapia have brightly colored stripes on their tail fins and adult male have gray or pink pigments on their throat. These Species are usually more resistant to hypoxia, high salinity, high temperatures, and high levels of ammonia in the breeding water than other freshwater farmed species.


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