Category: Buttikoferi


The Buttikoferi is an amazing fish. They have a really bad reputation for being aggressive and mean but I have effectively kept them with smaller and similar sized cichlids in a 60-gallon aquarium with very minimal aggression issues. These fish are very hardy and easy to make happy, mix up their diet and keep the aquarium clean and you’ll have zero issues.

Heterotilapia Buttikoferi 101

The Buttikoferi is an African cichlid that is often kept with American cichlids (Also known as the Zebra Tilapia). This fish is extremely aggressive and rather large, maximizing in size at around 16 inches. It makes sense why these guys…