Nile Tilapia

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GIFT

Presently the most widely cultured strain of Nile tilapia in Thailand.

Origin: The Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia or GIFT strain was produced by the International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM, based in Philippines) from a wide genetic base of wild and farmed strains. Nam Sai acquired GIFT generation 5 in 1997 and generation 9 in 2000 from the Thai National Aquatic Genetics Research Institute (NAGRI). Nam Sai has now merged both generations into a single strain.
Growth: Grows to 400g in 6 months (from 0.2g) in fertilized ponds and 740g in fed ponds or cages.
Shape: Short and fat, stocky body (wide girth makes it appealing when sold live).
Fillet yield: Moderate to good.
Colour:  Natural Nile tilapia colouration.
Maturity: 7 months.
Egg yield: 30-50 eggs/m2/day in spawning hapas
Disease resistance: High
Big Nin

Big Nin

A new faster growing strain of Nile tilapia.

Origin Reported to be developed from the GIFT strain and acquired by Nam Sai in 2004 from a hatchery in the Philippines.
Growth: In 6 months (from 0.2g) attains 450g in fertilized ponds and 800g in fed ponds or cages.
Shape: Short and fat with a wide girth.
Fillet yield: Similar to GIFT.
Colour:  Natural Nile tilapia colouration.
Maturity: 6 months.
Egg yield: 30-50 eggs/m2/day in spawning hapas
Disease resistance: Moderate.
Nam Sai Red Hybrid

Mag Nin

A fast growing strain with a short & thick body shape.

Origin This is an F1 hybrid and not a pure strain. It is created by crossing a developed line of GIFT improved for growth (high disease-resistance) and an improved Big Nin line (grows fast to a large size).
Growth: Very fast all the way. In 6 months (from 0.2g) attains 450g in fertilized ponds and 820g in fed ponds or cages.
Shape: Short and very fat with a wide girth.
Fillet yield: Slightly higher than GIFT.
Colour:  Natural Nile tilapia colouration.
Maturity: Not used for breeding.
Egg yield: N/A
Disease resistance: Moderate.