Neolamprologus gracilis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tangayika
Length : 9 cm - 3.5"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
Peaceful fish that can be kept in a special aquarium together with other cichlids from Lake Tanganyika.  The aquarium should be set up with rocks and  stones that make caves and crevices. Some plants can be used for decoration as well.

You should give them small live food such as Artemia.  Frozen food is accepted as well.

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  Both parents care for the fry.  When they get older the young stay in the territory of the parents.  They are a family. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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