Nile tilapia

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Nile tilapia

Post by gohyuheng » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:34 pm

Hello all~ long time no see :D been busy with tests and studies lately >< Anyway i've been raising a few nile tilapias i caught from a canal, and they all have been doing fine. But one day, one of the nile tilapias seem to have got attacked, and was missing chunks of flesh and skin ( I think its the doing of the gar or the bichir ). It turned a weird red and white colour, and i expected it to die soon. But one day, when i woke up, it was a bright orange!
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The normal tilapias.
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The 'changed' tilapia. It turned into the yellow tilapias, which i thought were a different specie! does this mean that the all those yellow tilapias and nile tilapias were the same after all? :shocked:
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Re: Nile tilapia

Post by weaver » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:21 pm

wah..any ideas how it change colour? like the water temperature?

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Re: Nile tilapia

Post by patrick2405 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:30 pm

hmm the first pic looks more like a hybrid of flowerhorn and nile tilapia, and probably you caught the red devil cichlid without knowing? cos the colour would turn pale after catching it and being out of whater, and once it settles down the colour comes back

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Re: Nile tilapia

Post by Peace » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:11 pm

I think so too that the original fish isn't the Nile Tilapia, but still the two fish looks very different. Are you sure you didn't mix up pets? 0.o

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Re: Nile tilapia

Post by gohyuheng » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:11 pm

They are probably hybrids but im sure they all looked exactly the same when i caught them.
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Re: Nile tilapia

Post by gohyuheng » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:24 pm

And also, the tilapia only changed a few weeks ago, and i placed them in that tank about two months ago.
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