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  1. 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'...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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'...
  7. 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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