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  1. Lake Tanganyika Species
    10 gallon aquarium, 24 shells, sand. I know it's basic but will it work?
  2. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hi Everyone, I will hopefully be setting up my 120 Gallon tank around Feb or so next year and would really like to settle whether or not you should be putting salt in your tank or not. Does it need to be there or is buffering your water to the correct GH with Epsom salts and KH with Bicarb...
  3. Aquarium Decoration (Rocks, Plants and Substrates)
    Hi, I used fine grained aragonite for my Neolamprologus Multifasciatus tank, and it’s working great to buffer my pH like it should. I got it in and it was very cloudy, even after rinsing, but it cleared up after about 24 hours. However, the tank seems permanently cloudy now after adding fish. I...
  4. Unidentified Cichlids
    I bought some multis from my local fish store yesterday. The ones in the tank looked like multis as far as I could tell and had stripes starting behind the gills, not over their heads. However now that the lights have come on this morning and I got a good look at mine, they don't appear to have...
  5. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hello all! I am new to African Cichlids, and am planning on setting up a standard 29 gallon (30” 12” 18”) in the near future. I was drawn to Multis as an easier, small fish that could thrive in my native tap water, but I don’t really want to do species-only. Would a transcriptus or ornatus Juli...
  6. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hello, I recently got 5 juvenile N. Multis, one of them is being outcasted. The other 4 have darkened up quite a bit with dark stripes, this one has stayed lighter color. There are 3 of them that are the biggest of the group, the outcast being one of them. The other two smallest ones do not show...
  7. Lake Tanganyika Species
    The title says it all really my Temporalis(which i have owned since February 2021) simply refuse to use the Escargot shells(to small?) provided and have instead established there territory amongst some rocks. So hears my question has anyone gotten them to use shells and if so what shell are you...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    LightSearch has posted several uncut video from Ndole Bay in Lake Tanganyika. The video below is 5 hours long, shot from a stationary position allowing us to see this fish behaving naturally. The video is of shell dwellers going about their business. In the foreground some 'Lamprologus'...
  9. 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...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    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...
  11. General Aquaria Discussion
    Metriaclima lanisticola. Photo by Frank Mueller (fmueller) Metriaclima lanisticola is a species of shell dwelling cichlids that make their home in Lake Malawi, not Lake Tanganyika. The naming of these species has undergone some changes over the years including Pseudotrophues, Maylandia, and...
  12. General Aquaria Discussion
    Telmatochromis brachygnathus. Photo by Ad Konings Telmatochromis brachygnathus is a shell dweller from central and southern Lake Tanganyika. While closely related to T. temporalis, T. brachygnathus differs with a more slender body and a concave face. These fish make their homes in neothauma...
  13. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video from the My piece of Lake Tanganyika topic. A great topic started by Cichlid-Forum member sumertiw on the creation of his little slice of Lake Tanganyika. The video above and great close-up photos of Altolamprologus sp. compressiceps "Sumbu shell" and 'Lamprologus'...
  14. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Video of Lamprologus callipterus displaying some of its wild behavior in a tank. Many of us have seen this behavior in National Geographic's Jewel of the Rift video, but here it is demonstrated in a tank. Lamprologus callipterus males will steal shells from other males, sometimes with females...
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