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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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