Juvenile, Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
Photos © Sean Evans
|Common name:|| |
|Scientific name:||Neolamprologus tretocephalus|
|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.|
|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.|
This species looks similar to the blue form of N. sexfasciatus, but has only five bands on the body rather than six.