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Kendall''s Lamprologus Lamprologus nkambae Lepidiolamprologus nkambae

Category: Cichlids - Tanganyikan - Lamprologus

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £11.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 6 in stock


Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Difficult

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Schooling Fish: No


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 8.0 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Lepidiolamprologus nkambae (Kendall's Lamprologus, Lamprologus nkambae)

A fairly large, torpedo-shaped cichlid with bold off-white and dark brown longitudinal markings on the flanks and fins. The variety known as Lepidiolamprologus nkambae tends to have darker colouration than Lepidiolamprologus kendalli, but otherwise distinguishing the two fish is difficult.

Lepidiolamprologus kendalli and Lepidiolamprologus nkambae are considered different fish by retailers and hobbyists, but the fish known as Lepidiolamprologus nkambae is most likely simply a variant of Lepidiolamprologus kendalli. There's little genetic evidence to suggest that the two varieties are different, and they will certainly interbreed under aquarium conditions, so hobbyists must take care to keep them apart.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Lepidiolamprologus are large, piscivorous fish that prefer relatively deep water and tend to be found as either solitary fish or mated pairs. In the aquarium the males especially are very intolerant of one another, but if raised together as juveniles it is usually possible to establish one or more pairs, given sufficient space.

These fish need a tank with lots of rocks because they do not like swimming in open water all that much. Bright light is not appreciated, and these are skittish fish with a tendency to jump when alarmed.

Do not underestimate the predatory habits of these fish! They can and will consume substantially smaller tankmates. Otherwise, chunky live and frozen foods are appreciated: earthworms, river shrimps, krill, lancefish, etc.

Breeding is uncommon but possible. Males sometimes spawn with just a single female, but will also spawn with multiple females if they can. Egg laying takes place on the floor of a suitable cave.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Lake Tanganyika
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 18-20 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5