Daily Decay (4th February 2018): Red Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Red Tilapia are mostly hybrids, typically between Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), although some Red Tilapia strains have involved crossing other species such as Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) and Wami Tilapia (Oreochromis urolepis hornorum). There are also red-coloured mutants of Nile and Mozambique Tilapia. Red Tilapia are commonly raised in fish farms for human consumption, and escapees are regularly seen in some parts of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.