Zilli’s cichlid, Redbelly tilapia
|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.|
|Communities:||Best in a large species tank.|
|Suitability:||Good for those who can maintain a cichlid tank.|
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