Okavango Tilapia (Tilapia ruweti)

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Okavango Tilapia

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Okavango Tilapia

Tilapia ruweti

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.8 - 8.6

22.2-27.8°C (72 -82 °F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-9 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Okavango Tilapia

Additional scientific names

Pelmatochromis ruweti


Origin

Swampy high plateaus of the Congo-Zambezi watershed, including the Lufira River. Also known from the Okavango delta. Reported from Zimbabwe.

Sexing

Males are larger than females.

Tank compatibility

Feisty, but can be managed due to size.

Diet

Omnivorous

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs a mature tank with good filtration and hiding places.

Behaviour

Typical Cichlid and can be territorial. Colour will alter slightly depending on mood.

Identification

A small species of Tilapia. Oval in body with a rounded head and blunt nose.

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