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Neolamprologus leleupi
Lemon cichlid
(Poll, 1956)

Neolamprologus leleupi - Lemon cichlid - The brilliantly coloured Lemon cichlid, <I>Neolamprologus leleupi</I> from Lake Tanganyika
The brilliantly coloured Lemon cichlid, Neolamprologus leleupi from Lake Tanganyika
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(Other members of the genus Neolamprologus)

ADULT SIZE: 10 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 25-28 C

FOOD: Feed Neolamprologus leleupi small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Lake Tanganyika

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AQUARIUM CARE: This smallish Tanganyikan cichlid likes a rocky tank, with plenty of places to hide, as is typical of its natural habitat. Although the fish pictured is brilliant yellow, silvery and browny strains also exist. A good varied diet is essential to keep this species looking its best

BREEDING: Another father/mother family cave brooder. The fry should initially be fed with newly hatched artemia nauplii.

Have you bred Neolamprologus leleupi? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Neolamprologus leleupi breeding reports








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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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