Neolamprologus brevis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English names : Brevis, Brevis shelldweller, Katabe Brevis, Sunspot Brevis, Kigoma Brevis
The aquarium should be set up with a sandy substrate and a lot of snail shells.  It is very important to provide at least one shell for each fish. A territory around the shell is made and defended fanatic.  The back and the sides of the aquarium should be arranged with rock structures for the other types of fish in the tank.  A few hard plants can be planted.

You should feed them small live food.  Occasionally dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in the shell of the female.  The male departs immediately after spawning.  After 24 hours the eggs hatch.  After 6 days the young fishes are swimming free.  The mother cares for them during about 2 weeks.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and later with fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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