Neolamprologus brevis


Neolamprologus brevis "Sunspot"
Latin Name: Neolamprologus brevis

Common Name: Brevis

Origin: Lake Tanganyika - Africa

Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Sexual Differences: Males larger

Suggested Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallon +

Water Chemistry: Hard alkaline

Preferred Temperature:
76-84°F (24-29°C)

Special Considerations: Avoid acidic water, needs empty shells

Feeding: easy - Flakes, pellets, frozen, small live foods

Compatibility: Not overly aggressive for a Cichlid

Availability: Not commonly available at local petshops, somewhat rare

Neolamprologus brevis is somewhat less aggressive than Multies so a pair or trio can be kept quite successfully in a 5 gallon tank.
Although not flashy in coloration this fish is very interesting to watch. Watching its behavior and fry parenting is a real treat.
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