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Neolamprologus tetracanthus

Category: Cichlids - Tanganyikan - Lamprologus

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £9.95 each

Discount: Buy 5 or more Neolamprologus tetracanthus and get 10% off!!

Stock: 3 in stock

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Difficult

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 5 or more Neolamprologus tetracanthus and get 10% off!!
Size: 4-5cm

Neolamprologus tetracanthus (Pearl-lined Lamprologus)

A large, pearl coloured fish that bears three rows of shiny blue spots along the flanks and a peppering of smaller spots all across the body and fins. The dorsal fin in particular is finely marked and edged with yellow.

Their large size allows them to dominate community tanks, and they are also rather active burrowers. They grow quickly, and are not recommended for small tanks.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Neolamprologus tend to be territorial and predatory fish that are very sensitive to poor water quality. The smaller species feed extensively on zooplankton, while the large species will also eat small fish and insect larvae. In the aquarium Neolamprologus can be fussy at feeding time, preferring live or frozen foods over freeze-dried or flake foods. Daphnia, brine shrimps and bloodworms are particularly relished. This species also eats snails.

Territoriality varies depending on the mood of the fish, Neolamprologus generally being most aggressive when spawning, They make good community fish, but being rather shy and easily bullied should not be combined with aggressive tankmates such as Tropheus. Good companions include dwarf Julidochromis and surface-dwelling livebearers.

Neolamprologus are cave spawners, with both partners vigourously defending the territory and protecting the eggs. Breeding is often difficult to achieve and getting the parents into spawning condition requires optimal water conditions and a good quality diet. Spawning is most likely in a breeding tank rather than a community system, though the addition of a few surface dwelling livebearers may help to cement the bond of the parents and provide them with a sense of reassurance. Once the eggs are laid they hatch after about a week or so, and once free swimming the fry will take brine shrimp nauplii.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Africa: Lake Tanganyika
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Almost 20 cm in the wild
Water Parameters Hard and alkaline essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5