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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    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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    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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    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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    Neolamprologus tretocephalus. Photo by Dave Hansen. Antlers by Mom-EsPeace The staff at Cichlid-Forum would like to with everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Our special Neolamprologus tretocephalus x reindeer would also like to wish his extended Cichlidae Family the best for the...
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    Neolamprologus longicaudatus. Photo by Dave Hansen Getting its name from the length of its tail, Neolamprologus longicaudatus is a rock-dwelling cichlid found in Lake Tanganyika. In the wild this species is solitary spending its days close to a protective cave feeding on small invertebrates. As...
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    Neolamprologus pulcher. Photo courtesy of Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish A new study on cichlid communication was conducted on Neolamprologus pulcher from Lake Tanganyika. The study was designed to see if chemical communication was used among N. pulcher. While visual and acoustic communication has...
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    Neolamprologus furcifer fry hiding with snails. Photo by Shun Satoh Neolamprologus furcifer is a solitary cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. It lives within the cracks and crevices of rocky areas, hiding in the shadows. Its large eyes tell of a preference for darkness. It isn't often seen in the...
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    Neolamprologus brichardi. Photo by Dave Hansen Neolamprologus brichardi is a beautiful fish from Lake Tanganyika. In the wild, N. brichardi form large schools feeding on plankton found in the water column. What sets them apart from other schooling fish is that they are substrate spawners...
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    Neolamprologus cylindricus. Photo by Ad Konings Neolamprologus cylindricus is a rock-dwelling predator found in Lake Tanganyika feeding mostly on small fish and crustaceans. N. cylindricus gets its name from the streamlined, cylinder shape of its body. Its shape resembles that of a closely...
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    Neolamprologus signatus. Photo by Dave Hansen Packed with the personality of a whale, Neolamprologus signatus is a small shelldwelling cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. Shelldwellers make their home in empty Neothauma tanganyicense shells which they horde and bury for protection and to spawn. N...
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    Neolamprologus tretocephalus. Photo by Dave Hansen Neolamprologus tretocephalus is a predatory fish that makes its home along mixed zones of rocks and sand. Its primary food sources are snails and small mollusks, but small fish and fry will not be passed up. N. tretocephalus, trets for short...
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    Neolamprologus helianthus. Photo by Dave Hansen Neolamprologus helianthus became very popular as they started becoming available about 10 or 15 years ago. Since then they seem to have fallen out of favor by hobbyists looking to add color to their aquariums. The species name, helianthus, comes...
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    Neolamprologus signatus. Photo by Dave Hansen Neolamprologus signatus is a species of shelldweller from Lake Tanganyika that hasn't been as popular as other shelldwellers. This tiny fish rarely grows larger than 2 inches and is ideal for smaller aquariums. N. signatus is a harem spawner and...
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    Neolamprologus pulcher. Photo courtesy of Dave's Fish. Neolamprologus pulcher is at the center of another study. This study involves social interactions and the effects they has on brain develop. N. pulcher is a cooperative breeding cichlid where a pair will raise its offspring with the help of...
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