Banded Tilapia (Tilapia sparrmanii)

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Banded Tilapia

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Banded Tilapia

Tilapia sparrmanii

114 Litres (30 US G.)

17.8-22.9cm (7-9 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 8.2

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-25 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-5 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Vlei Kurper


Origin

Endemic from the middle Congo River basin in the Kwilu, Kwango, Kasai drainage, and Lomami; also found in the upper Congo River basin including the Lualaba, upper Lualaba, Lufira, Upemba region, Luvua, Lake Mweru, Luapula, and Bangweulu); also found in the Cunene, Okavango, Lake Ngami, Zambezi, Limpopo, northern tributaries of the Orange River, upper Cuanza, Sabi, Lundi and Lake Malawi

Sexing

Not easy to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

A large peaceful cichlid that can be kept with other large peaceful, and semi-aggressive species.

Diet

Known to be an unfussy eater, and will eat whatever they can find.

Feeding regime

Daily.

Environment Specifics

Freshwater tank. Being very adaptable, they will easily thrive in your setup.

Behaviour

Docile, and active; a relatively active fish.

Identification

A greenish-grey fish with gold scales.

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