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    Petrochromis famula. Photo by Ad Konings In a genus of aggressive fish, Petrochromis famula is said to be a less aggressive species. Not as aggressive as other Petrocromis doesn't mean much considering the genus' overall intolerance of other Petrochormis. Found primarily in the northern part...
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    Paracyprichromis brieni. Photo by Ad Konings A shoaling cichlid found throughout Lake Tanganyika, Paracyprichromis brieni is closely related to Paracyprichromis nigripinnis and the more commonly known Cyprichromis species. P. brieni prefers deeper waters but will stay close to rocks. Males...
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    Simochromis diagramma. Photo by Ad Konings The largest in the Simochromis group, Simochromis diagramma inhabit shallow, rocky waters. This species prefers coves and is rarely seen in waters deeper than 15 feet. S. diagramma is a herbivore that feeds on algae and plant matter found in the...
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    Spathodus marlieri. Photo by Ad konings Goby is a general term for several genus of cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. Gobies have a deflated swim bladder that makes them less buoyant. As a result, they tend to hug the rocks and "hop" around instead of swimming. The goby group is made up of...
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    Pseudosimochromis curvifrons. Photo by Ad Konings Not as well known as the popular Tropheus, Pseudosimochromis curvifrons is a colorful, grazing herbivore found throughout Lake Tanganyika. Aggressive and territorial, P. curvifrons make their home in shallow, rocky areas along the shore. Unlike...
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    Synodontis multipunctatus. Photo by Mario Rubio García (CC BY 2.0) Synodontis multipunctatus, aka cuckoo catfish, is a parasitic brooder that uses other fish to raise and protect their offspring. S. multipunctatus exploits Lake Tanganyika mouthbrooders by swooping in and laying its own eggs...
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    Lobochilotes labiatus. Photo by Ad Konings. The only member of the genus, Lobochilotes labiatus is a large cichlid living throughout Lake Tanganyika and in the Malagarasi River delta. Usually found in rocky areas, L. labiatus uses its unusually large lips to find food in the cracks and crevices...
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    Lepidiolamprologus elongatus. Photo by Ad Konings A true predator from Lake Tanganyika, Lepidiolamprologus elongatus can be found throughout the lake along rocky shores hunting for prey. L. elongatus is sleek, fast and powerful. Reaching over 13 inches in length, this species can chase down...
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    Female Neolamprologus caudopunctatus. Photo credit Michael Bernkopf-Vetmeduni Vienna Research in cichlid cannibalism, specifically what triggers a cichlid to go from caregiver to cannibal, was conducted by the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Some interesting and surprising...
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    Greenwoodochromis christyi. Photo by Ad Konings Found mostly in the deep waters of Lake Tanganyika, Greenwoodochromis christyi is a rarely seen predator that feeds mostly on invertebrates and smaller fish. G. christyi's sides are dotted with iridescent spots which make more sense than bright...
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    Chalinochromis popelini. Photo by Dr. David Midgley (CC BY-SA 2.5) . Found along the rocky shores of southern Lake Tanganyika, Chalinochromis popelini shares some of the traits common to Julidochromis. C. popelini are usually alone or in pairs, feeding on small invertebrates living in the...
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    Neolamprologus mondabu. Photo by Ad Konings Although found throughout most of Lake Tanganyika's shores, Neolamprologus mondabu isn't often seen in the hobby. Living mostly around rocky areas, N. mondabu occationally ventures out over the sand, especially when it's time to breed. This species...
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    Haplotaxodon microlepis. Photo by Ad Konings Found throughout the open waters of Lake Tanganyika, Haplotaxodon microlepis is usually spotted alone or in pairs. Occasionally, schools of H. microlepis have been seen close to rocky shores. A lot about H. microlepis' behavior in the wild is...
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    Petrochromis sp. kasumbe. Photo by Ad Konings When it comes to being large and very aggressive, the Petrochromis genus arguably is the clear winner from Lake Tanganyika. While some species of Petrochromis are only about 6 inches in length, others can reach well over a foot. Despite their size...
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    Plecodus straeleni teeth. Photo by Ad Konings Pictured above is a closeup view of the specialized teeth of a Plecodus straeleni. The genus' name is derived from Greek and roughly translates to folded teeth. These hook-like teeth are designed to pull scales off of other fish. Scales are the...
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    Neolamprologus obscurus. Photo by Ad Konings A species of cichlid from Lake Tanganyika has been found to exhibit group cooperative behavior that benefits all members of the group. Neolamprologus obscurus are small cichlids (3.5" max) that live in the crevices and caves of rocky areas in the...
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    Limnotilapia dardennii. Photo by Ad Konings Found in the shallow waters of Lake Tanganyika, Limnotilapia dardennii feeds mostly on plants and algae although small invertebrates are also on the menu. Females and juveniles are mostly silver with black bars, however dominant males develop a...
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    Chalinochromis sp. "Ndobhoi". Photo by Ad Konings Chalinochromis sp. "Ndobhoi" is a yet to be defined species from Lake Tanganyika. Originally collected close to Karilani Island in the eastern part of Lake Tanganyika, C. sp. "Ndobhoi" shares many of the same characteristics as Julidochromis...
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    Neolamprologus leleupi. Photo by Dave Hansen Neolamprologus leleupi is found throughout rocky areas of Lake Tanganyika, making their home in small caves and crevices. N. leleupi feeds on invertebrates found in the rocks and surrounding areas. Depending on their collection point, the color...
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    Plecodus straeleni. Photo by Ad Konings Plecodus straeleni is another dedicated scale-eating cichlid species from Lake Tanganyika. Not only does most of its diet consists of other fish's scales, P. straeleni's appearance is intended to mimic the less predatory and aggressive Neolamprologus...
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