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morays), allowing a division of labor between the "true jaws" (mandibles) and the "pharyngeal jaws".This means they are efficient feeders that can capture and process a wide variety of food items.Smaller West African species, such as Tilapia joka and species from the crater lakes of Cameroon, are more popular.In specialised cichlid aquaria, tilapia can be mixed successfully with nonterritorial cichlids, armored catfish, tinfoil barbs, garpike and other robust and dangerous fish.Their mouths are protrusible, usually bordered with wide and often swollen lips. Typically tilapia have a long dorsal fin, and a lateral line which often breaks towards the end of the dorsal fin, and starts again two or three rows of scales below. Other than their temperature sensitivity, tilapia exist in or can adapt to a very wide range of conditions.One extreme example is the Salton Sea, where tilapia introduced when the water was brackish now live in saltwater so salty that it kills marine fish.Tilapia was a symbol of rebirth in Egyptian art, and was in addition associated with Hathor.It was also said to accompany and protect the sun god on his daily journey across the sky.
Tilapia can become a problematic invasive species in new warm-water habitats such as Australia, whether deliberately or accidentally introduced, but generally not in temperate climates due to their inability to survive in cold water.Tilapia painted on tomb walls, reminds us of spell 15 of the Book of the Dead by which the deceased hopes to take his place in the sun boat: "You see the tilapia in its [true] form at the turquoise pool", and "I behold the tilapia in its [true] nature guiding the speedy boat in its waters." Tilapia were one of the three main types of fish caught in Biblical times from the Sea of Galilee, specifically the "Galilean Comb" (Tilapia galilea). Peter's fish" comes from the story in the Gospel of Matthew about the apostle Peter catching a fish that carried a coin in its mouth, though the passage does not name the fish.Today, in Modern Hebrew, the fish species is called Amnon (Suggested derivative: Am= mother, Noon= fish.), although also known as "St. While the name also applies to Zeus faber, a marine fish not found in the area, a few tilapia species (Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus, Paratilapia sacer, and others) are found in the Sea of Galilee, where the author of the Gospel of Matthew recounts the event took place.Fast-growing, tolerant of stocking density, and adaptable, they have been introduced to and are farmed extensively in many parts of Asia and are increasingly common aquaculture targets elsewhere. Unlike carnivorous fish, tilapia can feed on algae or any plant-based food.This reduces the cost of tilapia farming, reduces fishing pressure on prey species, avoids concentrating toxins that accumulate at higher levels of the food chain and makes tilapia the preferred "aquatic chickens" of the trade.