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TFK Team 06-02-2013 01:28 PM

Tilapia buttikoferi
 
Family: Cichlidae

Common Name: Zebra Tilapia, African Tilapia, Tiger Tilapia

Origin and Habitat: Tilapia buttikoferi came from West Africa originally -- mainly Liberia

Compatibility/Temperament:

Zebra Tilapia Diet

They eat everything from leafy greens to live fish.

Size

Water parameters for Zebra Tilapia

The Zebra Tilapia should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 6.8.

Description

The coloration of this fish is a series of black and white vertical stripes. The white stripes turn yellow when they are more healthy and eating well.


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