|Uniform RED color
The ND 56 Tilapia has a uniform
Red color skin, without any spots and without white pale
skin. The abdominal peritoneum (the belly membrane) is pink, rather than black, as in other Tilapias. This fish is similar to Red Snapper (known as ‘Huachinango’ Tilapia in Mexico) and is very attractive in certain markets.
|All-Male population obtained using hormonal sex reversal
The ND 56 Tilapia hybrids are all-male population, obtained by inducing sex reversal of females to males by hormonal treatment during 21 days at the initial larval stage.
Very docile and calm fish, allowing easy work during sampling, transfers and harvesting. There are no losses due to aggressive behavior.
The growth rate of ND 56 Tilapia hybrids is comparable to
|Growth in high salinity|
ND 56 can grow in saline water of up to
~ 35 ppt salinity. The perfect fish for integrated
Tilapia and Shrimp production.
5 and 6 parental stocks yield ~ 300 fry per female per month at maturity.