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Brevis shelldweller - Neolamprologus brevis

Brevis shelldweller - Neolamprologus brevis

Scientific name: Neolamprologus brevis

Common name: Brevis shelldweller

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 8 cm (2.36 - 3.15 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 7.5 - 8.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 20°N (178.57 - 357.14ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Diet: Carnivore, micropredator. Brevis shelldweller can be kept in small tanks, even though I usually recommend to create enough empty space for swimming, because you never know. This species is aggressive, especially a male towards another male, so it’s always better to keep more females with one male. Don’t forget about shells, which are required for their successful breeding. Their basic colour is a golden mixed with beige.

Q&A

The following question was moved here from aqua-fish.net/answers due to merging on March 25th 2011.

Neolamprologus brevis and what other fish are shell dwellers? Answer: There are several shell dwelling species in the African Lake Tanganyika.

  • Lamprologus ocellatus
  • Lamprologus brevis
  • Lamprologus multifasciatus
  • Lamprologus caudopunctatus
  • Lamprologus meeli
  • Lamprologus kungweensis

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Brevis shelldweller, picture 1 Brevis shelldweller, picture 2

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