Moore's Lamprologus (Variabilichromis moorii)

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Moore's Lamprologus

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Moore's Lamprologus

Variabilichromis moorii

76 Litres (20 US G.)

9-11 cm (3.5-4.3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.8 - 8.2

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae



Additional names

Moore's Lamprologus

Additional scientific names

Lamprologus moorii, Neolamprologus moorii


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not an easy Cichlid to sex. Mature males tend to have longer finnage than mature females.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This cichlid is relatively peaceful, even when spawning. It's best kept in pairs with other similar-sized Tanganyikan cichlids that don't occupy the same areas as this cichlid. It should not be kept with more boisterous Mbuna cichlids.


Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish may accept most foods including cichlid pellets and flake, live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp, as well as some vegetable matter such as spirulina.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

These fish prefer a typical African Cichlid set up of rocky décor and caves with a sandy substrate. Excellent filtration is a must.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Relatively peaceful in African Cichlid standards.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Adults exhibit a dark patterning, but depending on locality, the fry may be dark (like adults), yellow or orange, with the yellow and orange juveniles taking on the adult colouration as they mature.

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