Facts about lake Tanganyika

Did you know that lake Tanganyika is 420 miles long and is 4,708 feet deep. It's also the largest freashwater lake in the world.

Species- Altolamprologus calvus

Common name- Pearly lamprologus

Care level- moderate

Temperament- peaceful to fish of the same size

Adult size- 4 - 6 inches

Diet- feed live food/frozen brine shrimp/ blood worms/flake food

Habitat- a tank with lots of hiding place's and room to swim.

Tank size- 29 gallons 

 Species- Altolamprologus compressiceps

Common name- Compressed cichlid

Care level- moderate

Temperament- semi aggressive

Adult size- 4 - 6 inches

Diet- a verity of meaty foods but mainly crustaceans

Habitat- a tank with lots of rock work to create caves and gravel

Tank size- 29 gallons

 Species- Astatotilapia burtoni

Common name- Burtons mouthbrooder

Care level- moderate

Temperament- aggressive

Adult size- males 4 inches females 3 inches

Diet- Flakes or pellet food

Habitat- An aquarium with plenty of rock work and hiding place with sand substrate and some plants.

Tank size- 55 gallons

Species- Boulengerochromis microlepis

Common name- Giant Tanganyika cichlid

Care level- moderate

Temperament- semi aggressive

Adult size- 26 inches

Diet- Cichlid pellets and meaty foods

Habitat- needs plenty of swimming space and a sandy substrate.

Tank size 200 gallons 

Species- Callochromis macrops

Common name- Largeeyed mouthbrooder

Care level- moderate

Temperament- aggressive - but really aggressive to it's own kind.

Adult size- 5 inches with females a bit smaller.

Diet- flake food and brine shrimp/ blood worms.

Habitat- fine sandy substrate with plenty of rock work and plants.

Tank size- 55 gallons

Species- Callochromis pleurospilus

Common name- Redspot callochromis

Care level- easy

Temperment- semi aggressive

Adult size- 4 inches

Diet- flakes/meaty foods

Habitat- a sandy substrate with rock work and some plants.

Tank size- 29 gallons

Species- Chalinochromis Sp. ndobhol

Care level- easy

Temperament- semi aggressive

Adult size- 5 inches

Diet- flakes/pellets/brine shrimp/blood worms

Habitat- an aquarium with rock work and a sand substrate.

Tank size- 29 gallons 

Species- Cyathopharynx furcifer

Common name- Featherfin cichlid

Care level- moderate

Temperament- aggressive

Adult size- 8 inches

Diet- flake food

Habitat- an aquarium with lots rock work and a sandy substrate.

Tank size- 55 gallons 

 Species- Cyphotilapia frontosa

Common name- Frontosa cichlid

Care level- easy

Temperament- semi aggressive

Adult size- males 12 inches females are a bit smaller

Diet- flake food/pellet food/brine shrimp/blood worms

Habitat- an aquarium with rocks and a sand substrate also lots of swimming room.

Tank size- 125 gallons

  • Please note that the two species listed below do best in specie tanks. 

Species- Cyprichromis leptosoma

Common name- Yellow tail jumbo

Care level- moderate

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 3 - 5 inches

Diet- Flakes/cichlid pellets/frozen blood worms/frozen brine shrimp/ live brine shrimp

Habitat- an aquarium with a sandy substrate lots of swimming space and large leafed plants

Tank size- 29 gallons

Species- Cyprichromis SP.

Common name- Zebra jumbo

Care level- moderate

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 5 inches

Diet- Eats most food's but should be fed mainly live and frozen foods. be careful when feeding do to the fact they have small mouths.

Tank size- 29 gallons 

 Species- Julidochromis regani

Common name- " Kipili " Convict Julie

Care level- moderate

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 5 inches

Diet- Flakes, pellets, Brine shrimp

Habitat- An aquarium with fine gravel or sandy substrate and piles of rocks for hideing places.

Tank size- 55 gallons


Species- Lamprologus lemairii

Common name- Lemaire's Lamprologus

care level- moderate

Temperament- aggressive

Adult size- 10 inches

Diet- Should be fed a meaty diet.

Habitat- An aquarium with sandy substrate and piles of rocks for hideing places.

Tank size- 55 gallons

 

Shell Dweller's 

Species- Lamprologus Kungweensis

Common name- N/A 

Care level- moderate

Temperment- aggressive

Adult size- 2 - 3 inches

Diet- Flakes, Frozen foods, Brine shrimp,

Habitat- An aquarium with a mud or sandy substrate packed down and piles of shells at each side of the tank.

Tank size- 20 gallons