Oreochromis esculentus

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SKU: Singida Tilapia TR (O. esculentus) MD Categories: ,

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This fish is illegal in Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and Louisiana. We are unable to ship this fish to these states.
Geographic Range: Lake Victoria Basin and surrounding areas in East Africa
Diet: Omnivorous; feeds on plankton, algae, and detritus.
Average Adult Size: 8-12 inches
Preferred Water Parameters: pH 7.0-8.0, Temperature 75-80°F
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Acceptable Tank Mates: Other large, peaceful cichlids. Avoid keeping with overly aggressive species. Provide a spacious tank with plenty of swimming room.

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