Brevis shelldweller - Neolamprologus brevis
Scientific name: Neolamprologus brevis
Common name: Brevis shelldweller
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 8 cm (2.36 - 3.15 inch)
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.
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
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.