Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)
379 Litres (100 US G.)
25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")
7.5 - 8.2
10-30°C (50 -86 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Mozambique Tilapia, Mozambique Mouth Brooder, Mozzie Tilapia, Blue Kurper
Additional scientific names
- Chromis dumerili, Chromis mossambicus, Tilapia dumerili, Tilapia mossambica, Sarotherodon mossambicus
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Males are charcoal with a white lower face and red fin edgings, females are lighter grey.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A large robust peaceful Cichlid that can be kept with many other similar sized peaceful or semi-aggressive fish. Although they won't go out to eat smaller fish, it may still be a risk to keep them with very small fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- An omnivorous fish that will accept pretty much anything including pellets, flake, blanched vegetables, live/frozen/jellied foods including bloodworm and shrimp and insects such as crickets and wingless fruit flies.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- These fish are pretty unfussy with water conditions and very adaptable. They do best in brackish though, alkaline and a temperature 23.9-27.2°C (75-81°F) .
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful mouth-brooding Cichlid with plenty of character. Often bred as a food-fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A large oval Cichlid which iridescent grey-blue in colour, the males are dark grey, the females lighter. Males have a pronounced dished face and red edging to the fins.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This fish is notoriously prolific, and is more cold tolerant than its cousin the Nile Tilapia
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )