Fairy Cichlid (Neolamprologus brichardi)

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Fairy Cichlid & Fry

Neolamprologus brichardi

95 Litres (25 US G.)

9-10 cm (3.5-3.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 9.0

22.2-25°C (72 -77 °F)

8-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

1-5 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Fairy Cichlid, Brichardi, Princes of Burundi, Lyretail Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Lamprologus brichardi


Origin

Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.

Sexing

Difficult to visually sex. Dorsal and anal fins appear slightly longer on males. Males can be larger than females, but this is really noticeable only after they've paired up.

Tank compatibility

An aggressive Cichlid best in Tanganyikan species set ups.

Diet

Not a fussy eater. Will eat most foods including Cichlid pellets, and live and frozen foods.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs a rocky aquascape with lots of caves and a sandy substrate. A known jumper, so a secure lid is a must. Best kept in small groups.

Behaviour

An aggressive Cichlid that forms strong pair bonds.

Identification

This fish looks very un-Cichlid like and quite stunning. It has a pale base colour with a black line by its eye and another on its gill plate and a yellow dot in between. But the most striking part of the fish is its lyre-shaped tail.

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