TREWAVAS & POLL, 1952
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.