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Banded Tilapia

                   Banded Tilapia -  Image:
Common Name: Banded Tilapia
Other Names: Banded Kurper
Scientific Name: Tilapia Sparrmanii

Length: 10 - 30 cm in length

Weight: Average weight of
0.1 - 0.28 kg.

Habitat: This species prefers quiet, still waters.

Distribution: Widely distributed fish, from the Zambezi system to Kwazulu Natal and northwards. Found in most areas of South Africa.

Bait: Fish will take any bait that is offered, eg: worms, lure, frogs, small fish etc.
Description: As the name suggests, the banded tilapia has dark green bands down it's body.

Fishing Strategy: Very small fish, care must be taken when handling this fish. Even though the fish is very small, on light tackle a fight can be fun and exciting.

Eating Quality:
Not eaten, due to the fish’s very small size.

  • Light tackle
  • Small hook
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