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Brichard’s slender cichlid - Teleogramma brichardi

Brichard’s slender cichlid - Teleogramma brichardi

Scientific name: Teleogramma brichardi

Common name: Brichard’s slender cichlid

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 15 cm (4.33 - 5.91 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 11°N (125 - 196.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 20 - 23 °C (68 - 73.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Food and feeding

Brichard’s slender cichlids will relish blood worms and brine shrimp. Offer them quality flake as well but it is not required for the staple diet. They have been known to catch small fish for food as well.


Africa; Brichard’s slender cichlids are to be found in the rapids of Zaire.


When in spawning mode, the female will display a reddish belly. The males will stay a uniform grey.


The Pairing bond of Teleogramma brichardi is not a strong one; they may change pairs through their life time. The fish are cave spawners, creamy white eggs will be laid on the roof of the cave. The eggs should hatch in 3-4 days and a few days later, the fry should be free swimming. They can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.


The expected life span for Teleogramma brichardi is 5-8 years.

Short description

As expected from fish that originate from the rapids in rivers, Brichard’s slender cichlids will require well oxygenated water with plenty of current. Hiding places should also be included in the set up.


Thanks to Ted!

Brichard’s slender cichlid, image 1 Brichard’s slender cichlid, image 2 Brichard’s slender cichlid, image 3 Brichard’s slender cichlid, image 4

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