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    Breeding Tilapia

    Discussion in 'African Riverine & Madagascar' started by Badflash, May 29, 2008.

    1. Badflash

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      I recently got a couple of breeding colonies to produce nice red hybrid tilapia. Very cool system that produces all male fish.

      Papa is O. hornorum.
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      Moms are O. mossambicas.
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      what are you going to do with them?
       
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      I always thought talipia were just food fish but must say very pretty fish you have worth keeping just for the looks
       
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      I was wondering. Have you tried breeding those male hybrids with any oreochromis feamales and what was the outcome. I have male red hybrids and a female nile tilapia and female oreochromis's think I'll get red from them?
       
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      These are intended for food, but I think they have potential as an aquarium fish too. The purpose of the two species is to produce all male hybrids. The hornorum us a ZZ-ZW sex combo where the males are ZZ. The mossambicas are XY-XX like people where XX is female. Cross a ZZ with a XX and all the offstring are ZX. about 95% are male and quite red.

      Your red hybrids were produced from such a cross then crossed into the niles to produce the Florida reds. It is anyones guess what crossing them back to pure hororums would give you.
       

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