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Zebra Tilapia Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow...

Spotted tilapia
2007-03-30 18:05:53

The Spotted tilapia (Tilapia mariae) is a fresh and brackish water fish of the cichlid family. It is native to Africa from the Côte d'Ivoire to Ghana, and Benin to Cameroon. Like several other tilapiine cichilds, the spotted tilapia is notable for its adaptability and prolific breeding. This fish has established large feral populations outside of their native ranges, such as in Florida,...

Tilapia buttikoferi
2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a...

Blunthead cichlid
2007-03-30 00:36:42

The Blunthead cichlid, Tropheus Moorii, is a species of African Cichlids found in Lake Tanganyika. There are over 40 different morphs of this species dispersed throughout the lake. The fish comes in many colors and patterns ranging from dark green to flame red and yellow. They are found in many rock formations in shallow water eating algae which comprises most of their diet. Tropheus are...

Kribensis
2007-03-28 21:03:17

Pelvicachromis pulcher is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family, endemic to Nigeria and Cameroon. The species is popular amongst aquarium hobbyists, and is most commonly sold under the name Kribensis, although the species has other common names, including various derivatives of Kribensis: Krib, Common Krib and Rainbow krib, along with rainbow cichlid and purple cichlid. Appearance, size...

Red empress
2007-03-28 20:40:19

Protomelas taeniolatus (often sold under various trade names: Haplochromis Red Empress, Red Empress or Spindle Hap) is a cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in Eastern Africa. The fish is popular in the aquarium hobby due to the bright rainbow-like colors of adult males and its relatively peaceful temperament. Juvenile and female P. taeniolatus, like many Haplochromines, do not display bright...

Nile tilapia
2007-03-28 20:22:32

The Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus is a cichlid fish of African origin which is native from Syria into east Africa through the Congo to Liberia. It is a species of high economic value and is widely introduced outside its natural range; probably next to O. mossambicus it is the most commonly cultured cichlid. The Nile tilapia is variously reported in literature to be a plankton feeder,...

Nimbochromis polystigma
2007-03-28 20:20:56

Nimbochromis polystigma is one of five species of the Nimbochromis genus of Lake Malawi, in the Great Rift Valley system of Africa. General Occurring throughout the lake, Nimbochromis polystigma is a piscivorous fish, often preying upon juvenile cichlids. The local name for the fish is Kaligono, meaning 'sleeper' in the chiCheŵa language. It shares this name with other Nimbochromis...

Livingstons cichlid
2007-03-28 15:25:54

Nimbochromis livingstonii, or Livingston's cichlid, is a freshwater mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the genus Nimbochromis, native to Lake Malawi, an African Rift Lake. Individuals display peculiar behavior in the wild and in captivity, including a hunting method in which it lies motionless while resting on the lake or aquarium bottom. In captivity, the fish may live to exceed 10 years of age and...

Fairy cichlid
2007-03-28 15:23:33

Sometimes known as the Lyretail cichlid or Fairy cichlid, Neolamprologus brichardi is a species of cichlid, endemic to the clear, hard waters of Lake Tanganyika in east central Africa. It was first exported to North America in 1971 by Pierre Brichard and has since become a favorite of aquarium hobbyists because of its elegant looks, ease in breeding and unusual behavior. Its appearance is...

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