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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Lamprologus ocellatus Gold. Photo by Dave Hansen Of the different variants of Lamprologus ocellatus, one of the most popular is the gold. Found throughout Lake Tanganyika, L. ocellatus inhabit empty snail shells along the sandy bottom or in caves created by rocks. Despite their small size...
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  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Young Lamprologus congoensis. Photo by Dave Hansen Lamprologus congoensis is a rheophile (likes fast moving waters) found in various locations of the Congo River in both the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It thrives in the fast-moving, highly-oxygenated parts of...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    'Lamprologus' brevis male and female. Photo by Dave Hansen Another interesting shelldweller species from Lake Tanganyika is the 'Lamprologus' brevis. What these little fish lack in size they make up for in behavior and attitude. In the wild, 'L' brevis is widely distributed throughout the lake...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    'Lamprologus' speciosus. Photo by Dave Hansen 'Lamprologus' speciosus is another hard working Lake Tanganyika shell dweller. A pair will spend most of the day digging and cleaning around their shell which sits in a depression in the sand. Males, which are larger than females, will also spend...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    'Lamprologus' sp. "Ornatipinnis Zambia". Photo by Dave Hansen 'Lamprologus' sp. "Ornatipinnis Zambia" is one of the wonderful species of shell dwelling cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. Shell dwellers make their homes in empty Neothauma tanganyicense shells. The shells offer shell dwelling...
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    An interesting take of a shell dweller tank by Fatih Bolat. I've used rock formation in shell dweller tanks, but only for aesthetics or to divide groups of shellies. The aquarium in the video above presents a different use of hardscaping that is beautiful and helps push the shellies to the...
  8. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Lamprologus congoensis. AMNH For fans of West African cichlids, specifically from the Congo River, the American Museum of Natural History has a fantastic collection of images. Everything from Hemichromis, Lamprologus, Nanochromis, Steatocranus and more. Not just x-rays of the fish, but live...
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