Scientific name: Neolamprologus bifasciatus
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 9 - 11 cm (3.54 - 4.33 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 7.4 - 8.6
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 23°N (178.57 - 410.71ppm)
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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: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Neolamprologus bifasciatus can be very fussy eaters. They will not readily accept commercial foods so need to be offered live or frozen foods. They should accept blood worms, chopped cockles, chopped mussels and prawns.
Africa; Neolamprologus bifasciatus are found in Lake Tanganyika.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
There are no reports of these breeding in the aquarium but it is believed that in the wild they are cave and shell spawners.
The expected life span for Neolamprologus bifasciatus is 5-8 years.
This fish is a predator by nature and its compressed body shape allows it to enter smaller rock crevices looking for food. It can often be seen hunting with its head down over the substrate in the tank. Add plenty of rock work to the aquarium and use a sandy substrate; they can be kept singly or in small groups if the tank is large enough.
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