Lamprologus meleagris

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 7 cm - 2.8"
Min. length aquarium : 70 cm - 30
English name : Pearly Ocellatus
The aquarium should be set up with a sandy substrate with several snail shells.  This fish lives in the shells and he makes a territory around them.  He defends this territory very fanatic.  You can use some hard plants such as Vallisneria for decoration as well.

You should give them small live food.

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a shell.  After 8 days the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

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