Tilapia is a type of freshwater fish that is often farmed for food. It is a member of the cichlid family, which includes many other species of fish commonly found in aquariums. Tilapia have a sleek, oblong body shape with a pointed head and small mouth. They typically range in color from grayish-green to light blue, and some species have distinctive markings or spots.
Tilapia are known for their mild, white flesh that is low in fat and high in protein. They are versatile in cooking and can be prepared in a variety of ways, such as grilling, baking, or frying. Due to their popularity as a food fish, tilapia are now farmed in many countries around the world, making them widely available in markets and restaurants.