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Tilapia zillii

Common Name:

Zilli’s cichlid, Redbelly tilapia

Size: 16″ (40cm)
Habitat: AFRICA, EURASIA: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, West Sahara.
Introduced as a food fish in many areas devastating native fish populations.
Min Tank Size: Nothing smaller than a 125 gallon.
Diet: Omnivore, Flake frozen or live. Adults tend to eat more vegetation.
Behavior: Aggressive and territorial.
Water: 52 – 97°F (11-36°C) 78°F pH range: 6.0 – 9.0; dH range: 5 – 20.
Care: Easy.
Communities: Best in a large species tank.
Suitability: Good for those who can maintain a cichlid tank.

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