Lemon Cichlid

Other Lemon Cichlid Names: Lemon Cichlid, Leleupi, Lemon Lamprologus

Lemon Cichlid Scientific Name: Neolamprologus leleupi

Lemon Cichlid (Neolamprologus leleupi))

Temperature Range: 74°F-82°F
pH Range: 7.6-9
Hardness Range: 8-18°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Tanganyika

Lemon Cichlid Adult Size: 4.5 inches (cm)

Lemon Cichlid Life Expectancy: 9 years

Lemon Cichlid Habitat: East African Lake Tanganyika

Lemon Cichlid Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

Lemon Cichlid Temperament: Generally peaceful but may become territorially aggressive while spawning.

Lemon Cichlid Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - Live; crustaceans, insect larvae, aquatic insects; large flakes; pellets. This fish must be fed a varied diet to bring out its beautiful colors.

Lemon Cichlid Description: A small and attractive species, this fish gets its common name of "Lemon Cichlid" from its bright yellow appearance. It may have some darker color around the mouth and red on the gill plates. Keep these guys in a tank with plenty of rocky territories and an alkaline pH.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other Tanganyika cichlids

Lemon Cichlid Breeding & Spawning: As these are monogamous fish, which do not readily form pair bonds, the method of raising a half dozen, or more juvenile to maturity and allowing them to pair off is recommended.

Determining Lemon Cichlid Sex: Males and females of similar ages may display size disparity (the male being the larger of the two). Males may get a rudimentary version of the nuchal hump displayed by many of the larger cichlids. Females may exhibit more of a slope in their forehead as well as a rounded pelvic fin.

Aquarium Region: Middle to bottom of tank.

Lemon Cichlid Diseases: None specific to species

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