Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

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Nile Tilapia

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Oreochromis niloticus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

53.3-61cm (21-24 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 8.2

4.4-30°C (40 -86 °F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Additional scientific names

Tilapia nilotica, Sarotherodon niloticus


Origin

Nile river basin down to central Africa, introduced populations worldwide.

Sexing

Males, and females are identical

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

omnivorous; will eat a variety of food.

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Very adaptable species; can tolerate even brackish conditions.

Behaviour

A very placid species that is incredibly prolific.

Identification

Standard type is grey; colour varieties have been bred.

Notes[edit]

Is a notoriously prolific species like its cousin the Mozambique Tilapia, although it is less cold tolerant than its cousin.