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Old 02-09-2017, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi, anyone know/experience keeping tilapia with Fei Feng before? I want to decomm one of my tanks so I was wondering if they can mix.
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Old 03-09-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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It depends on how big is your tilapia and your Fei Fong.
Fei Fong can be quite aggressive sucking on other fishes if they are hungry.

I have a 5ft tank that has morning sun and high UV the whole day. Tank and filters always crowded with algae, threw in 10 pcs Cherry shrimps and the population became 200+ after 2 months - no feeding just top up water every 2 weeks.
Then something happened to the water and the algae turned pale green and most of the shrimps disappeared. I changed half tank of water and sucked out as much algae as I could and threw in a couple of suckers and a few angel fish but wall algae started growing again and I bought a bag of tilapia feeders and threw them in.
My tank is now completely free of algae, no fights between Angel fish and Tilapia but have to throw in pellets every day for the Tilapia.
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The likelihood that fight between Tilapia and Fei Fong is low but FF must not too small as Tilapia can take small fish when they hungry.

One more thing to note is Tilapia is greedy to any type of food. Slow eater such as FF might loose out to Tialapia in terms of fighting for food.
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Thanks for the replies guys. My FF and tilapias are around the same size. The tank that I intend to put the FF in has a lot of algae. Previously the Tilapias were very hardworking but now they are lazy. Want the FF to eat up the algae.
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You are having those hairy algae bloom? FF is don't clear those, fast enough parrot fish or koi got better chance.
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Last time I use to keep and my tilapia keep chasing my ff .
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You are having those hairy algae bloom? FF is don't clear those, fast enough parrot fish or koi got better chance.
Nope. Hairy got taken care of by the tilapias. It's more like the thick thick bushy kind
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Last time I use to keep and my tilapia keep chasing my ff .
wah.. was the tilapia bigger?
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Nope. Hairy got taken care of by the tilapias. It's more like the thick thick bushy kind
Then sucker fish should do the job. Get those medium size growing one.
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Then sucker fish should do the job. Get those medium size growing one.
hmm nah trying not to introduce additional lifestock. Also want to decomm one tank since I don't stay there anymore.
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