Can Leleupi live with Mbuna?
It should never be kept with Mbuna or other boisterous species, however. It is very aggressive towards conspecifics and only a single pair should be kept unless the tank is very large.
How big do Neolamprologus Leleupi get?
Neolamprologus leleupi (lemon cichlid) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it occurs throughout the lake. It is a recess-dweller, inhabiting cracks and crevices. It feeds on invertebrates living in the rich biocover of the substrate. This species reaches a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL.
How many Leleupi are there?
Broods number between 50 and 250, although expect a value closer to 100. Note, Neolamprologus leleupi is a secretive cave spawner. You may keep and breed this fish for years and never see the eggs. If you do happen to see the eggs, expect them to be pure white, not yellow or orange.
Are Lemon cichlids shell dwellers?
This cichlid mostly inhabits the middle and upper level of the water column, so it can often be kept (in a spacious tank) with Tanganyikan shell dwelling species that inhabit the lower areas of the water column.
How do you breed Leleupi?
leleupi will change to polygyny in captivity. This fish has been bred in captivity and will readily spawn. Start with 6 or more juveniles and allow them to pair up. After a pair has formed, transfer the pair to a 20 – 30 gallon aquarium with rocks or other decor that create several caves for spawning sites.
What do Leleupi cichlid eat?
In the wild, Neolamprologus leleupi feed on zoobenthic organisms; fish eggs, insects, copepods, etc. From a hobbyist perspective, however, they don’t present many problems. I fed mine a variety of flake foods, frozen brine shrimp, Tetra Cichlid Sticks, etc.
How do you breed Julidochromis Regani?
If you wish to breed Julidochromis cichlids the best way to go about this is to buy a small group of young Julidochromis cichlids and let them grow up together. As long as you make sure that your group includes males as well as females, the fish will eventually form pairs as they mature.
Do shell dwellers eat fry?
Shell Dweller Cichlid Care Temperament / Behavior : Can be aggressive to fish in their territory, and may eat fry if population gets too big. Fry typically do not pick on each other, and parents are protective unless the population gets too big. Feed fry foods, baby brine shrimp, or finely crushed flakes.
How big do Julie cichlids get?
It typically grows to a maximum size of 3 inches (7.5 cm) or less, with females growing larger than males. The Gombi Masked Julie Cichlid will thrive in an aquarium with piles of rocks that form some caves. Sand is the best substrate for this species.
Are Julie cichlids aggressive?
Julies are fairly peaceful fish outside of spawning, but pairs will throw their weight around a bit. To be fair, aggression is normally limited to the area immediately around their cave. Midwater tankmates will therefore be tolerated provided they don’t get too close.