Tilapia inhabits a variety of fresh water habitats
including shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes.
Historically they have been of major importance in
artisanal fishing in Africa. Tilapia has become the
third most important fish in aquaculture after carps
and salmonids, with production reaching 1,505,804
metric tons in 2002.
Here we use the tilapia as a food source for our
snapping turtles, coatis and raccoons.