Tanganyika Tilapia Oreochromis tanganicae

Tanganyika Tilapia
Tanganyika Tilapia
Tanganyika Tilapia and Angolan Walking Catfish
The Tanganyika Tilapia is one of the many species of cichlid native to Africa's Lake Tanganyika and its connected rivers. Breeding males, above, are brightly-coloured (above right with Angolan Walking Catfish). The tilapia can exceed 40cm in length.
Tanganyika Tilapia
Tanganyika Tilapia
Females, above, and non-breeding males are plainer. Breeding males defend a territory in shallow water. Females protect fertilised eggs and young hatchlings in their mouths.