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Neoamprologus tretocephalus

Picture of Neoamprologus tretocephalus

Juvenile, Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:
Scientific name:Neolamprologus tretocephalus
Synonyms:Lamprologus tretocephalus
Size:6" (15cm)
Origin:Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Tank setup:Rocky tank, with sand substrate. Efficient filtration required.
Compatibility:Not for the community tank, keep with similar Tanganyikan cichlids.
Temperature:24-27oC (75-81oF)
Water chemistry:Hard and alkaline: pH 7.8-9.0, GH 12-20, KH 14-20 ideally, but at least 6.
Feeding:Omnivorous, most foods accepted. Frozen/live foods should be included in the diet along with dry foods. May eat small snails, which comprise part of the natural diet.
Sexing:No obvious differences, but males do grow slightly larger.
Breeding:A pit is normally dug in the substrate and often under a rock. Up to 500 eggs may be produced. Both parents guard the fry.
Comments: This species looks similar to the blue form of N. sexfasciatus, but has only five bands on the body rather than six.


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