Blackchin Tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron)

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Blackchin Tilapia

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Blackchin Tilapia

Sarotherodon melanotheron

151 Litres (40 US G.)

15.2-20.3cm (6-8 ")




7.0 - 8.0

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

9-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Blackchin Tilapia, Black Chin Tilapia

Additional scientific names

Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron, Tilapia melanotheron, Tilapia heudelotii

Sexing[edit | edit source]

These fish are difficult to sex. West African Cichlid guru, Dr Anton Lamboj, states that males grow faster and have more black on their heads.[1]

Pictures[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, Issue 1, January 2008, page 104, adapted from an article by Matt Clarke

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