Cylindricus - Neolamprologus cylindricus
Scientific name: Neolamprologus cylindricus
Common name: Cylindricus
Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 13 cm (4.33 - 5.12 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 7.8 - 8.9
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 18 - 30°N (321.43 - 535.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 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: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
In the wild Neolamprologus cylindricus feed on crustaceans and small fish, replicate this in the aquarium with meaty foods. Earth worm flake, Mysis, and brine shrimp are ideal for this. Add spirulina flake to keep the coloration of the fish.
Africa; Neolamprologus cylindricus is found in Lake Tanganyika.
No visible differences, but when adult the males tend to be larger than the females.
Like most of the Tanganyika cichlids, this species of fish are secretive cave spawners. Provide caves and rock work in the aquarium, upturned plant pots will serve the purpose. The female will disappear for a few days when spawning has taken place, when she emerges, the fry will be with her. These can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Neolamprologus cylindricus is 12 years.
Neolamprologus cylindricus are very aggressive and territorial fish, sub-dominant males can be killed by the dominant male. To prevent this, remove all of the other males that are lower in the pecking order.
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