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Neolamprologus leleupi

Picture of Neolamprologus leleupi

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Lemon cichlid, Lemon Lamprologus
Scientific name:Neolamprologus leleupi
Synonyms:Lamprologus leleupi
Size:4" (10cm)
Origin:Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Tank setup:Plenty of rocky decor with sand substrate (or fine gravel).
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:Carnivorous, but will accept most aquarium foods.
Sexing:The sexes are difficult to distinguish, allow pairs to form from a group.
Breeding:Cave spawners. Around 100 adhesive eggs are laid and guarded by the female. The male guards the territory and can be quite aggressive.
Comments: This striking fish provides a great colour contrast in a Tanganyikan community aquarium.


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