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Tilapia joka

Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969

Tilapia joka -  - A fully grown Tilapia joka
A fully grown Tilapia joka
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(Other members of the genus Tilapia)

ADULT SIZE: 20 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 25-28 C

FOOD: Feed Tilapia joka live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Sierra Leone, Liberia


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AQUARIUM CARE: A fairly non-aggressive cichlid that does well in a larger tank with plenty of hiding places, tough plants, and clear water

BREEDING: A cavity brooder requiring a larger cave

Have you bred Tilapia joka? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Tilapia joka breeding reports








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