Blackchin Tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron)

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Blackchin Tilapia

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Blackchin Tilapia

Sarotherodon melanotheron

151 Litres (40 US G.)

15.2-20.3cm (6-8 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 8.0

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

9-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Blackchin Tilapia, Black Chin Tilapia

Additional scientific names

Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron


Origin

Sexing

These fish are difficult to sex. West African Cichlid guru, Dr Anton Lamboj, states that males grow faster and have more black on their heads.[1]

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

Pictures[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, Issue 1, January 2008, page 104, adapted from an article by Matt Clarke

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