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  1. #1

    Default Tilapia id please


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    Caught this guy in a river. Tilapia were introduced here a couple hundred years ago and have since established themselves. I'm thinking a nile tilapia or hybrid.




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  2. #2

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    Not bad man...
    Don't know, but how did you catch him?
    Its Phillip, not Origami.
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    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184368
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  3. #3

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    With a dipnet in the shallows close to the grassy bank
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    I like the orange round the fins
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    How about this one;

    http://emirati-tilapia.webs.com/
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  6. #6

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    They look very similar
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  7. #7

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    I think you are right when you say nile tilapia allthough they look a bit low bodied for a pure nile tilapia so a hybrid is a distinct possibility. Another possibility is that it just have been little to eat in that river for a while. They might grow taller with a bit of extra food.

    Emerati is unlikely since they have a small range (from what is known) and is unlikely to have made their way to Trinidad all that time ago. Not impossible but unlikely.
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    Possibly mozambique tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus. Closest looking fish I found http://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile...ambicus&id=578

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    its a nice looking fish.

  10. Thumbs up


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    I agree with Openbook.If it is one,it will get rather large,something like a oscar.They will also eat fish that fit in their mouth.They are common in South-Africa and ive tried to catch them.They'll take almost anything(earthworms,bread,spinners,soft baits etc....)so feeding him shouldn't be issue,like im sure you've already found out.I realy like these fish and think they will make a great aquarium fish.

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