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Lamprologus kungweensis

Lamprologus kungweensis

Scientific name: Lamprologus kungweensis

Common name: N/A

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 8 cm (2.76 - 3.15 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7.5 - 8.1

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 15 - 30°N (267.86 - 535.71ppm)

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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: peaceful to males

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Use a quality flake or pellets for the staple diet but supplement this with spirulina flake. They will also require meaty foods in the form of daphnia, brine shrimp or blood worms.


Africa; Lamprologus kungweensis are endemic to Lake Tanganyika.


Males are slightly larger than the females. When the females are in breeding condition they will develop a yellow area on their abdomen.


Females will dig pits in the substrate directly in front of shells. The actual spawning will take place in the shell and the female will guard the nest. Depending on the temperature in the tank, hatching can take up to 8-9 days and a few days later the fry will be free swimming. The fry will accept micro worms, newly hatched brine shrimp and daphnia straight away.


The expected lifespan for Lamprologus kungweensis is 5-8 years.

Short description

Lamprologus kungweensis are very territorial so it is best to keep one male with several females. Females will defend their own territories but this rarely results in any injuries.


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