Also known as African Mouthbrooder, African Perch, Blue Bream, Blue Tilapia, Common Tilapia, Hawaiian Perch, Hawaiian Sunfish, Japanese Fish, Java Fish, Java Tilapia, Kurper Bream, Largemouth Kurper, Largemouth Tilapia, Mozambique Cichlid, Mozambique Mouthbrooder, Redbelly Tilapia, Redfin Tilapia, Tilapia, Tilapiine Cichlid, White Throat Tilapia.
Found in standing waters over well vegetated mud bottoms of canals, creeks, drains, ponds, reservoirs, rivers, swamps and tidal creeks.
They feed on algae, small insects, insect larvae and zooplankton.
Length - 39cm
Depth - 1-12m
Introduced live aquaculture and very invasive.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/3