English section   Home   Services   Articles   Malawi   Tanganyika   Photo  
Swedish section   Hem   Tjänster   Artiklar   Malawi   Tanganyika   Viktoria   Västafrika   Foto    

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


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

Lake Tanganyika map




Neolamprologus pulcher

Photo © Michael Persson
Neolamprologus pulcher, "Kalambo".

Trade names and synonyms
Neolamprologus sp."daffodil", Princess of Zambia.

Size and appearance
Could reach a size of approx. 10 cm. The body is beige coloured and the non-pair fins are yellow. A number of different geographical varieties are known.

Shrimp mix and brine shrimps. In the wild it is mainly feeding on diatoms and invertebrates.

Should not be kept in aquariums smaller than 100-litres.

Found in rocky habitats at depths around 10 metres, or deeper.

A substrate spawner, which is easy to breed.

Neolamprologus pulcher should not be kept in aquarium together with other species from the brichardi-complex*, because then there is an imminent risk of crossbreeding. It's living in small colonies. The geographical variety called "Daffodil" is very popular and common in tanganyika tanks.

*=To the brichardi-complex are the following species counted; Neolamprologus brichardi, savoryi, falcicula, splendens, gracilis, crassus, pulcher.

The species has an incoherent distribution between Kalila in Tanzania and Cape Chaitika in Zambia in the southeast part of lake Tanganyika.


Copyright © Michael Persson 1997-2006. All rights reserved.