Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tangayika
Length : 14 cm - 5.5"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English name : Marbled Lamprologus
Males of this species are very aggressive to each other, especially during breeding time.  You should keep them as a pair.  During breeding time a territory is made.  The aquarium should be decorated with a substrate of fine gravel and a lot of rocks and stones on the sides and background that form caves and crevices.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  Some hard plants can be used for decoration as well.  A weekly changing of the water is necessary.

You should give them live food such as insect larvae and shrimp. Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between snail shells.  Both parents care fore the fry and defend it.  After hatching the young are brought into the shells.  You can feed them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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