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It's a tilapia Buttickoferi :shock2:

they are extremely aggresive, they even hurt the females! :eek: :shock:

is it in a tank all by itself? :shock:
 

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+1 to what flatcam said.

That is still a small one and they take a little while before they show there aggression. So if you have a combo working now a few months down the road it probally wont.
 

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the aggression usually comes out at breeding time.
Also,there is often a big size difference between the breeding pair and after the eggs are fertilised you can do two things

1.take the male out and put it in a separate tank
2.put in a clay pipe for the smaller fish to hide in

these 2 things are not guaranteed to keep your smaller fish alive, they are just to increase the chances of it surviving.

Hope this helps! :D

best regards, flatcam1 :D
 

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flatcam1 said:
the aggression usually comes out at breeding time.
Also,there is often a big size difference between the breeding pair and after the eggs are fertilised you can do two things

1.take the male out and put it in a separate tank
2.put in a clay pipe for the smaller fish to hide in

these 2 things are not guaranteed to keep your smaller fish alive, they are just to increase the chances of it surviving.

Hope this helps! :D

best regards, flatcam1 :D
This fish doesnt need to be around "breeding time" to be aggressive. Just having a single male is enough for it to hold a large section of the tank to it self. If you have a smaller tank it will probally kill all tankmates.

I dont like seperating a pair when there is aggression. you run the risk of breaking the bond in the pair. Two of the things ive used with good results are make a cave out of large rocks with a little opening so only the female can enter and give her some room in the cave to be comfortable if this lasts a few days. Or get a divider and make a hole just big enough for the female to get through. The divider doesnt look as good but its easer to do.
 

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rohail said:
tilapia Buttickoferi ::: flatcam ....can u tell the differnce between male and female.

Thanks
Rohail.
Yes, males are larger and females are smaller.
This is the only way i know how to sex them.

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hello, i am new on here. i have a tilapia butti. i love him sooooo much. he is my fav fish we have. he does have a ton of character and attitude though. he attacks the tank when my kids get near it. they thinks he's trying to give them kisses. what the other posts said about them being aggressive is very true. we cannot have anything in the tank with him at all. he is so mean. we even tried to give him feeders and he won't eat them, he just picks on them and plays with them until he kills them. they are beautiful fish though. i am so glad taht we were lucky enough to run into ours at the lfs.
 
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