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Fish from Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is the longest lake in the world, and the second largest (by volume). Like the not-too-distant Lake Malawi, Tanganyika is famous for it's cichlids. Read our article on setting up a Lake Tanganyika aquarium.

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Altolamprologus calvus
Cyphotilapia frontosa Frontosa, humphead cichlid
Cyprichromis leptosoma species Jumbo Kitumba
Distichodus sexfasciatus Clown tetra
Julidochromis marlieri
Julidochromis ornatus Golden Julie
Lamprichthys tanganicanus Lake Tanganyika lampeye
Lamprologus ocellatus Gold shell-dwelling cichlid
Neolamprologus leleupi Lemon cichlid
Polypterus ornatipinnis Ornate bichir
Tetraodon mbu Giant fresh water puffer








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Cichlids? There are estimated to be over 2000 different Cichlid species in the wild, of all sizes, shapes and colours. Many require very specialist conditions such as those coming from the sandy/rocky waters of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Others, such as the Apistogramma dwarf cichlids from the Amazon basin require softer water and a well-planted tank. In general cichlids do not make good community fish as they can get quite aggressive, especially when spawning - but a specialist cichlid tank is certainly a sight to behold, and can be very rewarding for the more experienced aquarist


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