Neolamprologus tetracanthus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 19 cm - 7.5"
Min. length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
English names : Fourspine cichlid,Pearl-Linned Lamprologus
Rather peaceful fish to other species of the same size.  To smaller fishes they are rapacious and they will eat them.  You should keep them as a pair.  The aquarium should be set up with rocks and stones that make caves.  A territory is made.

You should give them powerful live food such as Artemia and mosquito larvae.  In their natural habitat they feed on snails.

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a hole.  The eggs and later the fry are defended by both parents.  You can raise the young with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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