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Neolamprologus sexfasciatus gold
Category: Cichlids - Tanganyikan - Lamprologus
Price: £9.95 each
Discount: Buy 5 or more Neolamprologus sexfasciatus gold and get 5% off!!
Stock: 8 in stock
Care Level: Difficult
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: No
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 5 or more Neolamprologus sexfasciatus gold and get 5% off!!|
Neolamprologus sexfasciatus "Gold" (Golden Six-banded Lamprologus)
One of the larger fish in the genus, Neolamprologus sexfasciatus occurs in two forms. The standard form is silvery with (usually) six dark blue slightly tapering bands running vertically down the sides of the body; there is additionally a dark 'mask' across the face and electric blue markings under the eyes. The edges of the fins are blue. The "gold" morph is endemic to the Tanzanian coastline and has a yellowy ground colour rather than silver.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Neolamprologus tend to be territorial and predatory fish that are very sensitive to poor water quality. The smaller species feed extensively on zooplankton, while the large species will also eat small fish and insect larvae. In the aquarium Neolamprologus can be fussy at feeding time, preferring live or frozen foods over freeze-dried or flake foods. Daphnia, brine shrimps and bloodworms are particularly relished.
Territoriality varies depending on the mood of the fish, Neolamprologus generally being most aggressive when spawning, They make good community fish, but being rather shy and easily bullied should not be combined with aggressive tankmates such as Tropheus. Good companions include dwarf Julidochromis and surface-dwelling livebearers.
Neolamprologus are cave spawners, with both partners vigourously defending the territory and protecting the eggs. Breeding is often difficult to achieve and getting the parents into spawning condition requires optimal water conditions and a good quality diet. Spawning is most likely in a breeding tank rather than a community system, though the addition of a few surface dwelling livebearers may help to cement the bond of the parents and provide them with a sense of reassurance. Once the eggs are laid they hatch after about a week or so, and once free swimming the fry will take brine shrimp nauplii.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Africa: Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania coastline|
|Water Parameters||Hard and alkaline essential|