TILAPIA OF LAKE NICARAGUA

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Eating at a restaurant 

in the hotel in Moyogalpa 

on La Isla de Ometepe

on Lake Nicaragua.

 

Wanting to try something local

and questioning if there’s

any local fish I should try.

 

They offer tilapia on the menu.

I push for something local

and they explain some history.

 

A German couple had

a tilapia farm on the lake

and some of the tilapia escaped

and multiplied.

 

The tilapia were so aggressive 

and apparently very hungry

that they killed off the local fish.

Hence, the exotic local fish

I’m eating in Ometepe is tilapia.

 

It’s an interesting lesson 

on not introducing flora and fauna

to a strange location.

 

Leave it to the German tilapia farmers.

They do it every time.

 

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