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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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What fish are good community fish? There is no absolute answer to this, but in general a community tank should contain only species that will tolerate each others behaviour, are approximately the same size, eat the same foods, and accept the same water conditions. Hardy tank bred fish that have adapted somewhat to local water conditions, and have no special dietary requirements usually make good candidates


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