Diverse Types, Diverse Diversity
Just like other kinds of fish, Tilapia also varies greatly. Each Tilapia has its own advantages. This can be used as a reference when choosing which fish to be cultivated.
1. Black Tilapia
The first type is the Black Tilapia. This is the type most commonly found on the market. So, if you are looking for the type of Tilapia that is most in demand by Indonesian people and easy to find the seeds, this type of Black is the choice.
2. Red Tilapia
Red Tilapia is also one of the most popular types of fish for culinary lovers in Indonesia. However, compared to black species, Red Tilapia has a more expensive price despite having faster growth.
3. Tilapia Gift
Furthermore, there are gift-type Tilapia which is a blend of various types of Tilapia in the world, such as Egypt and Singapore.
Even though the color of the scales is less attractive, Tilapia Gift has a fairly short egg incubation period. In just 6 weeks, one ovary can produce a total of 2000 eggs that grow to weigh up to 600 grams.
4. Swift Tilapia
The next type is the Nimble Tilapia. This species has positive popularity among fish farmers because it is easy to be cultivated and can grow up to weighing 600 grams at the age of 4 months.
5. Best Tilapia
There is another type of Best Tilapia which has a nimble and active characterization. Because it has this character, Best Tilapia has a body resistance that is not easily attacked by diseases.
Well, if you are still unsure about how to cultivate Tilapia, you can maintain this type of fish to reduce the risk of crop failure due to disease outbreaks.