Tilapia fish in Africa – Tilapia common name used for certain species of fishes belonging to the family Cichlidae (order Perciformes), represented by numerous, mostly freshwater species native to Africa. Tilapias are perhaps best known because of their potential as an easily raised and harvested food fish. Their commercial advantages include fast growth, resistance to disease, and a diet of readily abundant algae and zooplankton. The use of tilapias in warm-water aqua culture systems dates back to the early Egyptian civilization. They have since been introduced into freshwater habitats in many warm parts of the world. The most widely cultured and introduced species is Oreochromis niloticus.
All tilapias were formerly part of the genus Tilapia; however, the group is now divided into mouth-brooding genera (Sarotherodon and Oreochromis) and those that deposit eggs on the bottoms of ponds and lakes (Tilapia).
The tilapia fish in Africa like so much to breed around muddy areas as they feed on warms and rocky areas as they like so much to feed on the green algae that grows around the rocks.
Those who may need to have success with the tilapia may use earth warms and the green algae which can be provided directly by the local fishermen who have vast knowledge on the traditional fishing in the areas.
Tilapia is a popular fish eaten widely a cross East Africa and it is said to be one of the most delicious fish species served in most restaurants in East Africa.
Across most of the water bodies in East Africa you can catch tilapia but the best has been recorded in Uganda’s Lake Gorge and Lake Edward which are located within Queen Elizabeth national park near the foothills of the famous mountains of the moon the Rwenzori mountains.
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