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Old 28th May 2008, 16:27   #1
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Can a freshwater lobster live with Tilapia?
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Old 28th May 2008, 16:30   #2
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Old 28th May 2008, 16:31   #3
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I'm a bit wonky on this one, mrbear. You must realise that the lobster may attack the tilapia when it isn't aware (when it sleeps, for example), and the tilapia are greedy fish and the lobster won't get much food. I put in a good amount of pellets every morning and evening and I can tell you not one of them hits the substrate, all thanks to my Tiger Tilapia.
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Can Hypostomus be with Tilapia in a big pond?
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Before anyone answers can I ask why you ask the question? Have you seen them together abroad by any chance?
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Another one?

Except for Southern Africa based species, I don't think so. Tilapia on the market these days are tropical for the most part. Even if the can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, I don't think it is a good idea.
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Old 28th May 2008, 16:34   #7
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Wow! You could've asked them all together!

And this time, yes. Just make sure the plec gets some food!
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Old 28th May 2008, 16:35   #8
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Huge COLDWATER fish living with large TROPICAL fish, hmm let me think. NO!

Although Koi have a wide range of temps where they will live quite happily they also need a cool period or their lives will be shortened.
They also have to be kept in a large pond, heating such a large pond to the temp required for Tilapia all year round would cost a small fortune.
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There are a number of places where tilapia and koi are housed together in the states. I think Mr Bear may have seen that, hence the question.

Not a good mix by any stretch of the imagination!
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Thanks all!

Sorry for so many questions, my parents have a huge pond and it's filled with Tilapia and where asking me about it.

Thanks,
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