Latin Name: Oreochromis
General Size: 8.5"
The tilapia are one of many exotic invasives that call
Florida home. The tilapia is in the family Cichlidae
which boasts a staggering 1300 representatives. Originally
from West Africa the tilapia was one of the world's
first cultured fish and is now the second most widely
farmed freshwater fish in the world. These fish are
ideal for culturing as they can be raised in fresh or
salt water, produce young year round and are most resistant
to diseases than any other farmed fish.
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