Tilapia is the second leading aquatic crop globally, next to carps and its production has increased tremendously within the last decade. Androgens direct the development to males and estrogens to females. However, one is not too sure of the effect of the hormone or its bye products on vital organs liver, kidney, pancreas and gills metabolic profile and nucleic acids.
The mission of the AquaFish Innovation Lab is to enrich livelihoods and promote health by cultivating international multidisciplinary partnerships that advance science, research, education, and outreach in aquatic resources. Fry may be obtained by partial or complete harvests of spawning containers.
Shore, L. All depend on hormonal treatment with sexually undifferentiated fry. Subscribe Today. Fashina-Bombata, H. Wright, Witters, D. DOI:
Recently hatched tilapia fry do not have developed gonads. Because of their large size, rapid growth and palatability, a number of Tilapiine cichlids are at the focus of major aquaculture efforts. Presently, the local demand of tilapia in Nigeria is high but farmers lack the technical skill of producing large size of the fish under culture condition Megbowon et al.
All depend on hormonal treatment with sexually undifferentiated fry. In comparison, 33 t of estrogen and 7. Science Alert. How to cite this article: Iwalewa Megbowon and T. Exogenous steroids given during the gonadal development period can control the phenotype overriding the expression of the genotypically determined sex.