Description. The Nile.
Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the coelotilapine, . Because of their large size, rapid growth, and palatability, tilapia cichlids are the focus of major farming efforts, specifically . They consume mosquito larvae, which reduces the numbers of adult females, the disease's vector.
The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is a species of tilapia, a cichlid fish native to the length, and can exceed 5 kg (11 lb). As typical of tilapia, males reach a larger size and grow faster than females. It also occurs in brackish water, but is unable to survive long-term in full salt water. The species has been recorded at.