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Thread: Tilapia

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    At my LFS the other day I saw some gorgeous black and yellow Tilapia. I didn't realize they looked like this!

    What do you all know about them? I'm pretty sure that my stock won't allow for one, but just in case I get one in the far away future, tell me some stuff!!!!

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    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    There are many different species of tilapia including hybrids. They range from semi aggressive to downright murderous. Was the one you saw striped?

    If this is the fish you saw, (a buttikoferi) prepare for a bloodbath if you intend to keep tankmates. They are some of the most aggressive fish you can get.

    Last edited by Aeonflame; 03-11-2013 at 04:58 AM.
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    Yes, black and yellow striped.

    Like this:



    The above is exactly what I saw.

    Eww, so that would def be a species only tank? Or just one?
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    I wouldnt even keep more than one unless its a very large tank. I know people who have tried keeping them with doviis and it just ended in both fish killing each other.
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  5. #5

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    Well good grief. Lol. *Sighs A girl can dream I guess.

    So what would min tank size for one be? Not that I'd want that. I hate to have a tank with just one stinking fish in it. Lol. Just curious.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    They get about as large as an oscar so Id say 75 gallons minimum
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    Wowzers. Glad I didn't impulse on that one..... Thanks Aeon. :)
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    De nada.

    I know that these are farm raised as a food fish, but those ponds are very heavily stocked so aggression would be dispersed
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    One speices got released into the wild in New Guinea and wiped out a couple of species of Rainbow fish that were only native to that one lake. So they are very adaptive.
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    Doesn't surprise me. If you see what they feed the farm tilapia....

    Over here tilapia and pangasius are the most popular farmed fish. And I must say they are very nice fish to eat.

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