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Home > Freshwater Fish > African Cichlids > Buttikoferi Cichlid
Buttikoferi Cichlid (Tilapia butterkofferi)
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Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.6
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Black, White
Diet: Omnivore
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Origin: Farm Raised
Family: Cichlidae

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The Buttikoferi Cichlid, also known as the Zebra Tilapia, inhabits the river systems of Western Africa. The coloration of this fish is a series of black and white vertical stripes. Although they can be peaceful when young, as they grow so does their disposition, which becomes very territorial.

The ideal setup for the Buttikoferi Cichlid is a tank of at least 70 gallons with plenty of rocks for territories and a medium-sized gravel planted with hardy plants. This fish will become aggressive towards smaller fish, so it is important to keep them with similar-sized fish, or in a species tank.

Currently, the Buttikoferi Cichlid is being successfully bred in farms and aquariums. They are substrate spawners, excavating a pit to lay eggs in. During spawning time, the pair will become highly aggressive.

Feed the Buttikoferi Cichlid a variety of both meaty and vegetable-based foods. Live foods should be offered such as brine shrimp, earthworms and mosquito larvae. A quality flake and tablet food containing vegetable matter should also be included in their diet.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"

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· We cannot ship this product to Florida or Texas.

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