Zebra tilapia or hornet tilapia as they are commonly known are a slightly cooler temperture fish, they prefer the water temperature around 22oc. These fish do grow very large so be aware of this before ordering.
Species – Tilapia buttikoferi
Current Size – 5-7cm
Adult Length – 40cm
Temperature Range – 22 – 26°C
pH Range – 7.5 – 8.5
Special Requirements - All African Cichlids are territorial. They need space and a plenty of hiding spaces.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – They can be kept in larger aquariums with other durable African Cichlids and Cats.
Feeding – The Frontosa is a carnivore and should be fed live food, frozen foods and a good high protein cichlid pellet.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.