Red tilapia have higher market value, are more appropriate for culture in salinities above 10 g/l, and are easier to seine harvest from earthen ponds and transport live than Nile tilapia. As gujarat has vast coastal area and inland resources red tilapia can be the important candidate fish as red tilapia can tolerate high salinity and it can be grown in sea water also. Farmers should evaluate environmental conditions, culture system and markets to select red tilapia for culture.
Nirali P. Vadhel*, Akolkar NG, Juned Pathan, Jitendrakumar T. Tandel, Smit Lende and Vivek Shrivastava
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