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Neolamprologus multifasciatus (Multi, Shell-Dweller)
A small, pinkish-brown cichlid with blue eyes and numerous thin brown vertical stripes on its flanks. Sexing them is hard. Males are bigger than females, and "pairs" may be seen hovering over the same shell (these fish are harem spawners so such pairs are short-lived). Considered to be one of the smallest cichlids in the world.
Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock
|Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:|
|Fish Sex: Cant be sexed,||Size: 2-2.5cm,||Price: £10.95|
|Scroll down to view other shops which have this fish to buy in-store|
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A superb choice for small hard water aquaria. Needs a tank with a sandy substrate (ideally a mix of smooth silica sand and coral sand) with some large snails (such as escargot snails) pushed into it. To some degree the fish will arrange the shells and sand as they see fit, but initially the shells should be aperture upwards so the fish can swim in easily. Although best kept alone, small midwater fish such as Endler guppies may be used as dither fish.
While these fish are very small, the males are territorial. Allow 45 litres for a colony of one male and 3-4 females, and a larger aquarium if more than one male is to be kept.
Breeding is easy. Spawning takes place inside the shells and the female does most of the broodcare. Once the fry are free-swimming they will take brine shrimp nauplii and finely powdered flake food.
|Family Group:||African Cichlids|
|Distribution||Lake Tanganyika, Africa|
|Size||Males 4-5 cm; females 3-4 cm|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline water essential|
|Water Chemistry||More than pH 7 - Alkaline|
The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.
|Amwell Aquatics - Epping||Epping||CM16 6LX|
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln||Lincoln||LN6 9BY|
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