Pearly Ocellatus (Lamprologus meleagris)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")
7.8 - 8.5
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Male is larger and colours are more vibrant than females.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Generally spends time on the substrate, and is not the most active fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Accepts most meaty foods including Cichlid flake and pellet foods, frozen brine shrimp, bloodworm and daphnia.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Once or twice a day, making sure not to overfeed.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- These are shelldwelling Cichlids and should be kept in a well filtered tank decorated with sandy substrate and plenty of empty snail shells.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Aggressive to other species, especially when on a rich meaty diet of foods like bloodworm. Should be kept in male/female pairs, and you will need a large tank if you want to keep more than one pair, and even then a single male may try to dominate all and kill off subordinate males.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- These are attractive small cichlids with large mouth and eyes and a broad dorsal fin, they are chocolate brown (varying in shades) in colour with a paler belly with iridescent spots across the body and fins.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )