Neolamprologus tretocephalus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English names : Five-bar cichlid, Tretocephalus Cichlid
This fish needs a large territory and the male defend it very fanatic. They are very aggressive.  The aquarium should be decorated with a lot of rocks and stones that form caves and crevices.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is very difficult. They are very productive.   Up to 400  eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  The female cares for the fry and the male defends the territory very aggressive.  After a week the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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