Common Name(s)
Zebra Tilapia, Buttikoferi, Hornet Tilapia
Scientific Name
Heterotilapia buttikoferi
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
West Africa
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
18 inches
Minimum Tank Size
125 US Gallons
Tank Setup
They require a large tank with good filtration.
Tank Region
Middle
Diet
Herbivore. They should be fed a plant-based diet.
Breeding
Open-spawner, lays eggs on rocks out in the open.
Compatibility
They do best alone.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 6.5-8.5, Temperature: 73.4-77 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 10-15 years.
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