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Tanganyika

Cichlids
Altolamprologus calvus
Altolamprologus compressiceps

Benthochromis tricoti

Callochromis macrops
Callochromis melanostigma
Callochromis pleurospilus

Chalinochromis brichardi
Chalinochromis popelini

Ctenochromis horei

Cyathopharynx foae
Cyathopharynx furcifer

Cyphotilapia frontosa

Cyprichromis leptosoma
Cyprichromis sp. "leptosoma jumbo speckleback rainbow"
Cyprichromis microlepidotus

Enantiopus melanogenys

Eretmodus cyanostictus
Eretmodus sp. "cyanostictus full bar"

Gnathochromis permaxillaris

Julidochromis dickfeldi
Julidochromis marlieri
Julidochromis ornatus
Julidochromis regani
Julidochromis transcriptus

<Lamprologus> brevis
<Lamprologus> calliurus
<Lamprologus> caudopunctatus
<Lamprologus> multifasciatus
<Lamprologus> ocellatus
<Lamprologus> similis
<Lamprologus> speciosus
<Lamprologus> stappersi

Lepidiolamprologus hecqui
Lepidiolamprologus elongatus
Lepidiolamprologus meeli

Neolamprologus brichardi
Neolamprologus buescheri
Neolamprologus crassus
Neolamprologus cylindricus
Neolamprologus falcicula
Neolamprologus kungweensis
Neolamprologus leleupi
Neolamprologus marunguensis
Neolamprologus nigriventris
Neolamprologus pulcher
Neolamprologus savoryi
Neolamprologus sexfasciatus
Neolamprologus signatus
Neolamprologus tetracanthus
Neolamprologus tretocephalus

Ophthalmotilapia nasuta
Ophthalmotilapia ventralis

Paracyprichromis nigripinnis

Petrochromis_trewavasae

Tanganicodus irsacae

Telmatochromis vittatus

Triglachromis otostigma

Tropheus annectens
Tropheus sp."black"
Tropheus brichardi
Tropheus duboisi
Tropheus sp."ikola"
Tropheus moorii
Tropheus sp."red"

Variabilichromis moorii

Xenotilapia flavipinnis
Xenotilapia ochrogenys
Xenotilapia sp. "papilio sunflower"
Xenotilapia spilopterus

Non cichlids
Aethiomastacembelus ellipsifer
Brycinus sp."tiger"
Synodontis multipunctatus
Synodontis petricola

Facts
Lake Tanganyika map

 

 

 


<Lamprologus> brevis
BOULENGER, 1899

Photo © Michael Persson
<Lamprologus> brevis

Trade names and synonyms
Neolamprologus brevis, Neolamprologus calliurus, Lamprologus calliurus, Lamprologus taeniurus.

Size
Can reach a length of 4-5 cm (1.5 in.), females smaller.

Food
Shrimpmix, cyklops and brine shrimps.

Aquarium
From about 75 litres (16 gal.) and above.
Arranged with fine sand and lots of empty shells from the Neothauma-snail or some other equivalent shells.

Habitat
<Lamprologus> brevis occurs all over the Lake Tanganyika where there are sandy floors coverd by empty shells from the Neothauma-snail.

Breeding
This cichlid is rather easy to spawn, it is spawning in empty snail shells.
The female nurses the fry's in the snail shell while the male guards the territory around the shell.

General
<Lamprologus> brevis is a rather big shell dweller.
This is a nice cichlid with an interesting behaviour, which could be kept in small aquariums.
This cichlid that fits well in a community aquarium with other tanganyika cichlids.

Distribution
Found in many locations around the Lake Tanganyika.

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