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I know I know, why would you want to put a Tilapia in a planted tank? Well, ive read that these smaller sized "Tilapia Joka" (about 4.7 inches (12cm) in home aquaria) actually dont eat plants and uproot them at all compared to other Tilapia species...This species is much calmer then other Tilapia and was thinking to add to my 75 g planted South American biotope...i know i know its a west african riverine species, but here is a little exerpt from another website on them that made me think...

" a tank with the dimensions of 48" (122 cm) with a capacity of 55 gallons (209 L) is sufficient. The tank should have hiding places created by caves, rock structures, roots, and wood. Use robust plants along the back and sides of the aquarium. Use a fine gravel or sand substrate. The water should be clear and well-aerated. Use an effective filtration system to keep the water clean.
WATER: pH 6-7.5 (6.7), 4-15 dH (7), 73-77F (23-25C)
SB: A peaceful, calm species that does well when combined with fish that have a similar temperament. Although it is territorial it will not harm other fishes. Pairs form monogamous bonds and later patriarch/matriarch families. "

This reminds me of someone adding a couple of Blue Rams to their planted tank "teritorial but wont harm other fish"

Well my question is that anyone to respond with information on Tilapia Joka (Clown Tilapia) would be appreciated...
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