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TFK Team 06-02-2013 02:28 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


Zebra Tilapia Diet

They eat everything from leafy greens to live fish.


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.


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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