African Cichlids, Lake Tanganyika

5-Bar Cichlid (Neolamprologus tretocephalus)5-Bar Cichlid (Neolamprologus tretocephalus)
A good fish to keep the Tret as it is commonly known as is an african cichlid that is a bit less agressive than most cichlids and is an idea...
Brown Julie (Julidochromis dickfeldi)Brown Julie (Julidochromis dickfeldi)
Keep this species in a tank with plenty of hiding places, and no other fish from other families. Allow space for males to set up territories...
Calvus Cichlid (Lamprologus calvus)Calvus Cichlid (Lamprologus calvus)
These cichids generally mind their own business, though they can hold their own in a fight. Their scales are very thick, so they can easily ...
Compressed Cichlid (Altolamprologus compressiceps)Compressed Cichlid (Altolamprologus compressiceps)
An elongated and laterally compressed cichlid. The back is arched and the dorsal fin is elongated. The large mouth faces the surface of the ...
Congo Blackfin (Altolamprologus calvus)Congo Blackfin (Altolamprologus calvus)
This is a shell dwelling species and as such the tank should contain shells or shell like structures for them to hide and breed in. These c...
Convict Julie (Julidochromis regani)Convict Julie (Julidochromis regani)
Fine gravel, caves, and other hiding places are a requirement. Without adequate cover, Julidochromis regani may not eat and will starve to d...
Cylindricus (Neolamprologus cylindricus)Cylindricus (Neolamprologus cylindricus)
First and foremost, N. cylindricus is a rock-dwelling, substrate spawner. Both in the wild and Neolamprologus cylindricusin the tank, cylind...
Duboisi (Tropheus duboisi)Duboisi (Tropheus duboisi)
February 6, 2008 Tropheus duboisi by Marc Elieson Tropheus duboisi is a tough and rugged cichlid from Lake Tanganyika that, d...
Frontosa (Cyphotilapia frontosa)Frontosa (Cyphotilapia frontosa)
The Frontosa's body has six black stripes on a white background. The extremities will stay white or light blue in color. Both the male and t...
Golden Julie (Julidochromis ornatus)Golden Julie (Julidochromis ornatus)
Hard, alkaline water is essential for the Golden Julie. Rocky caves and hiding places are also required. Very fine gravel or sand should be ...
Lemon Cichlid (Neolamprologus leleupi)Lemon Cichlid (Neolamprologus leleupi)
A small and attractive species, this fish gets its common name of "Lemon Cichlid" from its bright yellow appearance. It may have some darker...
Masked Juli (Julidochromis marlieri)Masked Juli (Julidochromis marlieri)
Marleri are among the most widespread of the Julidochromis in the hobby. You can find them at virtually any aquarium shop, but that never se...
Masked Julie (Julidochromis transcriptus)Masked Julie (Julidochromis transcriptus)
Avowed fry-eaters when it comes to other species, Julies may not be the best addition to a breeding tank if the parents are likely to allow ...
Sardine Cichlid (Cyprichromis leptosoma)Sardine Cichlid (Cyprichromis leptosoma)
Cyprichromis need a tank large enough to allow schooling; 4' is a good minimum length. The Jumbo varieties, which pass 6" and may be given a...
Zebra Shelldweller (Neolamprologus similis)Zebra Shelldweller (Neolamprologus similis)
As with most of the smaller shellies, requirements are slight: sand, shells, and hard, basic, clean water. Somewhat more aggressive than the...
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About African Cichlids, Lake Tanganyika

Altolamprologus compressiceps