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Redbreast Tilapia

Redbreast Tilapia -
Common Name: Redbreast Tilapia
Other Names: Redbelly Tilapia, Redbreast Kurper
Scientific Name: Tilapia Rendalli

Length: 35 - 40 cm in length

Weight: Average weight of
0.8 - 1kg

Habitat: This species can be found in pools, dams, lakes that are calm and do not have strong water flowing.

Distribution: Widely distributed fish, can be found in most river systems such as in Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga etc.

Bait: Fish will take any bait that is offered, eg: worms, lure, frogs, small fish etc.

Description: Fins have red outlines and the underside is a lovely dark red colour. The upper body is a light green colour.

Fishing Strategy: The Redbreast Tilapia has bee introduced into a number of dams and lakes as a means of weed control. They can eat large amounts of vegetation and algae.

Eating Quality:

  • Light  tackle
  • Small hook

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