Lamprichthys tanganicanus

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Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 13 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English names : Tanganyika killifish, Tanganyika pearl killifish, Tanganyika Lampeye
This largest African Killifish should be kept in a school.  They need a large aquarium that should be set up with  lot of rocks and stones that form caves and crevices.  A weekly large changing of the water is necessary.  They are very shy, especially in the beginning.

You should give them live food such as Artemia and mosquito larvae.  After habituation they accept dry food as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.  They are not very productive.

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