Originally Posted by Lovin Fish
I can't say there is a fish I don't like, but there is some I won't ever keep because I enjoy happy-go-lucky community tanks...just a couple I have experienced...both beautiful but not for me!
Zebra Talapia Fish (these get up to 200lbs anyway!!!)
My husband added both of these fish to a community tank with rummynose tetras and skirt tetras. He had 2 male firemouths and 1 Zebra T. The zebra T grew really fast! He started bullying everyone (naturally...not a timid fish) and the larger firemouth kept the littler guy stuck up behind the filter intake. It was so sad! Plus, someone ate the rummynose clan in the night!!!
I believe you have been misinformed at some point, It's really hard to imagine a 15''-20'' max Tilapia butterkoferi reaching anything more than a few pounds.