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Blue Tilapia Breeding Colonies

Blue Tilapia Breeding Colonies

$ 279.00

Blue Tilapia Breeding Colonies

(All prices include overnight shipping)

Each Blue Tilapia Breeding Colony contains five female tilapia and one male tilapia. They can be kept and bred in a 55 gallon aquarium. Fish vary in size, but average 3-4 inches long when shipped.

The Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) is a freshwater fish with a high tolerance for brackish and colder water. Adults are usually 15 to 18 inches in length and weigh 5 to 6 pounds. The largest recorded specimen was more than 21 inches long and weighed more than 10 pounds. Blue Tilapia are mouthbrooders, and broods range from 160 to 1600 eggs per female.

Scientific name: Oreochromis aureus
Water type: Fresh or Brackish.
Normal temperature range: 60º F to 86º F
Maximum temperature: 106º F
Minimum temperature: 47º F
Minimum breeding temperature: 68º F
Normal breeding temperature: 80º F
Optimal breeding pH level: 8.0

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