brichardi, Lamprologus savoryi elongatus.
Physical description: An elongated fish with a characteristic "lyretail."
The tips of the caudal fin are exceptionally
The body color is a creamy-white to beige with tiny yellow splotches on the rear part of the body.
eye is bright blue and a dark bar runs from the eye, back to the gill cover.
A gold spot is located just above this
The fins have blue-white edges.
Size/Length: To 4" (10 cm)
Similar species: Savoryi (N.
savoryi), Daffodil Brichardi (
Habitat: Eastern Africa; rocky shorelines of Lake Tanganyika.
S: bottom, middle
Aquarium: 30" (75 cm) tank with a volume of 20-25 gallons (75-98 L).
Use a rocky set-up with caves, crevices,
A retreat for each is important.
Use a coral sand substrate.
Leave open swimming areas.
Water chemistry: pH 7.5-9 (8.0), 8-22 dH (16), 72-77°F (22-25°C).
Social behavior: A peaceful fish, that outside of spawning times, likes to form schools.
retreats so that alienated fish can find shelter.
Pairing occurs during the spawning season.
Forms a nuclear family.
Suggested companions: Julidochromis,
Synodontis, Lamprologus, Aulonocara, Lamprichthys, Rainbowfish.
FOOD: Live; crustaceans, insect larvae, aquatic insects,
Tubifex; flakes; pellets.
Sexual differences: Difficult to distinguish.
The dorsal and caudal tips are longer on the male.
Breeding techniques: A small, 24" (61 cm) tank with a volume of 15 gallons (56 L) breeding tank can be used.
a pair in the tank which should also include a number of caves and crevices.
Use water with the properties as mentioned
The temperature should be warmer, 77-84°F (25-29°C).
Up to 200 eggs are laid deep inside
a cleaned cave, often out of view for the aquariast.
The parents receive aide in caring for the young from the siblings
of prior spawnings.
Start feeding with
Artemia and fine-grade dry foods.
The fry are slow-growing
Breeding potential: 6.
Breeding is moderately difficult.
Remarks: Make frequent partial water changes.
Difficulty of care: 4.
A peaceful, little cichlid that is excellent for a
Neolamprologus or sand cichlid community
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