Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus

Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
The Nile Tilapia is one of the most widespread cichlids and freshwater fish in Africa, native not only to the Nile region but to most of the northern half of Africa and to the Near East.
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
The tilapia can reach 60cm (2 feet) in length. They are grey, or brownish, with faint dark bars and a vertically-striped tail. The fins and tail of males turn red when breeding.
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
It is a popular local food fish in its native regions, particularly for lower-income populations.
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
The fish in this (overcrowded) lake seem to be suffering a lack of oxygen in the water since they are congregating at the edges and on the surface.
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia
The eggs and hatchlings are mooth-brooded by the mother. The tiny hatchlings will return to her large mouth in times of perceived danger.
Nile Tilapia fry
Nile Tilapia fry
Nile Tilapia fry
Nile Tilapia fry.