Okavango Tilapia (Tilapia ruweti)

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Okavango Tilapia

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Okavango Tilapia

Tilapia ruweti

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")




7.8 - 8.6

22.2-27.8°C (72 -82 °F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-9 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Okavango Tilapia

Additional scientific names

Pelmatochromis ruweti

Origin[edit | edit source]

Swampy high plateaus of the Congo-Zambezi watershed, including the Lufira River. Also known from the Okavango delta. Reported from Zimbabwe.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are larger than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Feisty, but can be managed due to size.

Diet[edit | edit source]


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Needs a mature tank with good filtration and hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Typical Cichlid and can be territorial. Colour will alter slightly depending on mood.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A small species of Tilapia. Oval in body with a rounded head and blunt nose.

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