A rocky set-up, complete with caves and ledges is recommended.
The substrate should be fine gravel or sand, scattered with snail shells.
Use an efficient filter that creates little water current.
Make frequent water changes since Lake Tanganyika species are especially sensitive to water pollutants.
Vallisneria is the only commercially available species, but Anubias and
Java Fern are also suitable if the aquariast is willing to bend the biotope rules.
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